And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, the waters that come down from upstream, and they shall stand as a heap.
Faith requires action.
If you’re of the opinion that to have faith means you can just sit back and let God take care of things, then you have been seriously misled. Think about it. After 40 years, the children of Israel had been led out of the wilderness and then found themselves on the banks of a swollen Jordan River. The Promised Land was just on the other side. Oh, so close, yet so far away! There was a huge obstacle separating them from the blessing God had promised. Standing on the bank of the raging river, wringing their hands, and praying would not solve their problem. They had to act.
But it wasn’t really the river that was stopping them from crossing – it was their lack of FAITH. It was not until, in faith, they stepped into the turbulent waters that the river separated and the people walked into the Promised Land on dry land.
So it is with our lives. Obstacles separate us from God’s richest blessings. To simply have faith that God will provide a way doesn’t always make a way. To stand by until God makes a way obvious may cause us to delay His blessing.
It takes both faith and action to experience God’s best. Get out there and see what God has in store for you – in faith.
Pastor William Del Casale