In Joshua 3, the people of God are finally ready to go into the promised land. To give a bit of context let's remember that, in order to get to this moment, they had to endure slavery, barely escape with their lives, wander in the desert for 40 years and now finally they have reached the long awaited moment...and yet; one more barrier remains; the Jordan River. Now, God has parted water for them before of course. But that was a sea, this is a raging river. There is no bridge, there are no boats...how will they cross?
And to add to the stress, God does not stop the river first. He makes them wait.
Joshua tells them this, "Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: 'When you reach the edge of the Jordan's waters, go and stand in the river." They actually have to go and STAND in the river before the water will stop. This is actually where we get our expression "get your feet wet" because in order to make the river stop they have to be willing to look foolish, to put themselves out there and take a step of faith.
My question for you today is...are you stepping out in faith? Are you really? Where? How? When was the last time? When did you actually put yourself out there? When did you do something that you were willing to trust God for? When did you do something or say something or risk something where you NEEDED God to come through for you?
In truth, we often live our lives on our own power and our own strength. We talk about faith and quote the Bible; but we do very little that requires real faith.
So, are you willing to get your feet wet? Are you willing to step out and trust God? When? Where?