2 Corinthians 5:7, For we live by faith, not by sight.
Joshua 3:15-17, Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 17The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.
At Cottonwood Creek, I am currently teaching a series about growing a great faith. Are you waiting for God to do something in your life? Has it occurred to you that maybe God is waiting for you to do something first? Throughout the Bible we see an important truth, God moves most when we take a step of faith! When God says go, He doesn’t mean to stop. When He says now, He doesn’t mean later. God told Joshua to cross the Jordan River when it was at a flood stage. He didn’t tell him to wait until the time was right. God didn’t tell Joshua to do it when he got around to it. No, God said go now!
The Bible says in Joshua 3:15, “…as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touch the water’s edge, 16the water from upstream stopped flowing… 17…the whole nation completed the crossing on dry ground.” The waters of the Jordan didn’t stop flowing until Joshua and the children of Israel took their step of faith. Maybe you are not seeing God move in your life because you are not willing to step into action. If you want to grow your faith and see God move in your life, remember that God moves most when we act/respond in faith!
Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D
What did you hear?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
What do you think?
How does it apply to your life?
What will you do?
Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22)
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer or response to what God said to you.