Be strong and of good courage…for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
The children of Israel were ready to cross the Jordan into the Promise Land, but there was one thing in their way, the Jordan. It was Harvest and it was a torrent of rushing water and virtually impassible (Joshua 3:15). God instructed Joshua that they were to cross regardless. God added He will be with them and He would make the Jordan passable. In a “step of faith,” the priests were instructed to go first and to take the Ark of the Covenant and start the process. God said when the feet of the priests dip in the edge of the water that the waters would part. So God lead them and parted the waters the moment the priests dipped their feet in the water just as He said He would. God also told the priests to stand on the dry river bed until every last person had crossed. Why? The Ark of the Covenant stands as a reminder of God’s presence. He wanted the people to know He was with them as they passed through the waters. Where is God leading you? Does it seem difficult or impossible? Remember wherever God leads you, He will be with you. Daniel was lead to the Lion’s den as a result of his faithfulness to God but God shut the mouths of the Lions. Jesus told His disciples “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). God reminds His people in Scripture “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). God’s strength is realized in allowing God’s leading.
Calvary Chapel Eastvale meets Sundays 8:30 & 10:30 am, Wednesdays at 7pm at Clara Barton Elementary School (7437 Corona Valley Ave, Eastvale). Visit their website at www.calvaryeastvale.org.