December 17 – Joshua 3:7-13

December 17 – Joshua 3:7-13

The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. And as for you, command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’” And Joshua said to the people of Israel, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God.” 10 And Joshua said, “Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites. 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan. 12 Now therefore take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man. 13 And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap.”

God is speaking with Joshua, just as He spoke with Moses. It is time to cross the Jordan and His instructions are very specific.

These folks are about to witness an amazing miracle. We, too, witness amazing miracles on a daily basis. Have the miracles failed to amaze us? Have we taken for granted the amazing birth of a beautiful baby? How about the beautiful sunset or sunrise?

Keep you eyes open today for miracles and praise God as you witness His hand at work throughout your day.

Heavenly Father, as I go about my day I ask that You help me see Your miracles that I sometimes look at as coincidences.  Help me see where You are at work and where You want me to jump in and be a part of Your work.  Sometimes I jump in to everything I see and over commit myself, but I know if I will listen, You will guide me to the places You have for me.  Help me be obedient and not make excuses for times I don’t listen.  You alone are all knowing and I need to focus on You and Your guidance rather than what others think I should do.  I can’t imagine what it would have looked like if Joshua had asked his friends for advice and how he would have deciphered which of the many great pieces of advice he would take.  How often I find myself looking to everyone but You for where I need to be.  Help me always seek You first, last and always.

In Jesus’ name.



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