“Now the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firmly on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all Israel was passing over on dry ground until all the nation finished passing over the Jordan.” – Joshua 3:17
Nothing can stand in the way of God’s plan for you. Despite the trials in your way, the Lord will do wonders.
After waiting 40 years in the desert, I bet the Isrealites were tired of waiting on God’s promises. However, God continues to show his faithfulness. In Joshua 3, God informs Joshua that he plans to lead the Isrealites across the Jordan and gives instructions to his people: watch the Ark, follow the Ark, and honor the Ark by staying 2000 cubits behind it. The Isrealites follow their orders and are led across on dry land! Now, we don’t have the Ark anymore to follow, but God doesn’t live in the Ark anymore. Because of Christ’s sacrifice, He lives in us! We are given an Ark inside of us, which allows us to follow the same steps:
Watch God as he acts in your life and the lives of others.
Follow God through His Word.
Honor Him in everything you do.
We can use these three steps in our everyday lives when we are facing trials or a season of spiritual drought. And just like the Isrealites, as hard as life may be and as long as you’ve been waiting, God has never left you and he plan is unfolding…