Are you ready to Cross Over?
I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses…. No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. -Joshua 1:3, 5
My Pastor preached a good message this Sunday on Crossing Over and I am intertwining some encouraging words with you that I received in this devotion. We know in life we have to make innumerable decisions some are big and some are little. Have you ever been in a place where you don’t want to stand still but you are afraid to move forward?
The Israelites freed from slavery, paid a grave price because they refused to take a risk when confronted with the enemies of God. Many years later their offspring faced a similar challenge. They stood poised on the edge of the Promised Land but in order to get there, they had to cross over a body of water. Joshua was God’s anointed leader and God made a promise to him- Joshua 1:3,5 and He encouraged him to “be strong and courageous” -Joshua 1:6, 7, 9 I don’t know what you are holding onto, but it’s a new year and God wants to do great things in this new season. This new chapter. Are you ready and willing.? It’s time for a brand new page.- You have to let go of the things that are holding you back from being all that God wants you to be. It’s time to move forward! No matter what you encounter just remember and hold onto the promise that God is with you and He will not leave you or forsake you. You will deal with fear and lack of faith BUT because of your obedience you will have a supernatural intervention!
The bible says in Deuteronomy 28:1-14 If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God:
God’s blessing inside the city, God’s blessing in the country;
God’s blessing on your children, the crops of your land, the young of your livestock, the calves of your herds, the lambs of your flocks.
God’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl; God’s blessing in your coming in, God’s blessing in your going out. God will defeat your enemies who attack you. They’ll come at you on one road and run away on seven roads. God will order a blessing on your barns and workplaces; he’ll bless you in the land that God, your God, is giving you.God will form you as a people holy to him, just as he promised you, if you keep the commandments of God, your God, and live the way he has shown you. All the peoples on Earth will see you living under the Name of God and hold you in respectful awe. God will lavish you with good things: children from your womb, offspring from your animals, and crops from your land, the land that God promised your ancestors that he would give you. God will throw open the doors of his sky vaults and pour rain on your land on schedule and bless the work you take in hand. You will lend to many nations but you yourself won’t have to take out a loan. God will make you the head, not the tail; you’ll always be the top dog, never the bottom dog, as you obediently listen to and diligently keep the commands of God, your God, that I am commanding you today. Don’t swerve an inch to the right or left from the words that I command you today by going off following and worshiping other gods.
If God is for you who can be against you.?
Which side of the river are you currently on? Are you ready to possess the land?
Crossing over will not only bring blessings to you, it will bring glory to God and increase your faith in His faithfulness.
A brand new page is waiting. Cross over!