Do you know that there are over seven hundred promises from God in the Bible? What’s amazing is that God has kept every one of them. Many of these promises are for us today. Entering into God’s promises takes a step of faith on our part. Are we going to leave our comfort zone and step into the unknown? That is usually what it takes. Israel was on the cusp of the Jordan river and entering into God’s promises.
“Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.”
A New Day
This is the second time that God has parted the waters for the Israelites. Now they are entering the promised land and all that God has given them. Notice how it still took a step of faith? Moses was gone, and Joshua is in charge. That in itself is difficult because a new leader is in charge. Could they trust Him? On top of that, they had to pass through the River Jordan during the flooding season. What if the water broke away and drowned them?
Step Out In Faith
So many questions flood our minds as we are about to enter into what God has for us. With everyone, it takes a step of faith. Will we walk through waters on dry ground to get to where God wants us? For that to happen it takes a step of faith but it also takes one more thing, the presence of God. The priests holding the ark were the symbol of God’s presence. They stood holding the ark in the middle of the Jordan while everyone crossed over. The presence of God went before them, remained with them, and followed behind them as they entered the promised land. We can’t forget the presence of the Lord when we are stepping out in faith. These two go hand in hand to help us enter into His promises.