There are times when God tells us plainly what our next step is, and there are times when He expects us to step out in faith, not knowing what the next step is. In those times, we should do the last thing that He told us that we are sure was from Him or His last direction.
Abraham was given a direct order by God to do something, but it was open-ended. Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:1. Nothing else, just go.
Moses, when he stood before the burning bush, heard these words: I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians… Exodus 3:8. So now [you] go. Exodus.3:10
A second time, God spoke to Moses and said, “…See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land.” Deuteronomy 2:31.
Not only Joshua but also the priests of the Lord had a moment of faith and stepped out. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing…Joshua 3:15. They had to actually put their feet in the water before God moved the water.
In all of these scenarios, God said he was going to do something, but there was a caveat – they had to do something first before God moved. They had to step out in faith that God would do what He said He would do, but only after they moved. I have come…now go. I have begun … now begin to conquer… when their feet touched the water’s edge.
Has He ever dealt with you like that? Is He dealing with you right now, telling you that something will happen in your life, but you don’t know what it is, telling you to do something or to go somewhere, or maybe to wait before He moves? Take courage! He can and will do a miracle in your life. The God who moved in the lives of Abraham, Moses, and Joshua is the same God we serve today, and He is able!
From ministry friend Pam Rehbein