Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Morning Devotions with Chaplain Kenny - Get Your Feet Wet

Get Your Feet Wet

"Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.'"
~ Joshua 3:8 (NIV)

A formidable barrier lay between the new generation of Israelites and the Promised Land, and it was called the Jordan River. Granted, it wasn’t as big as the Red Sea, but it was still powerful enough—enough to keep them out. So the Lord did a special miracle just for them: He parted the waters.

What I find interesting is that God had instructed the priests to step into the river while it was still moving.The waters didn’t open up until they got their feet wet.

Sometimes God will say, “Take this little step of faith. You have to first get your feet wet.” It doesn’t happen right in front of you; you must be willing to take that risk.

What God wants to do in our lives often seems upside down, in so many ways, from how we might expect Him to do things. But God tells us in Isaiah, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord” (55:8). God intentionally changes His methods so we will continually look to Him.

If you want success in your marriage, your ministry, your business, or in whatever you’re doing, here’s what God says you should do: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

I know people who have been chasing success their entire lives and never have found it. They are always looking for an angle that will propel them to the top. Then I know others who have simply followed the Lord, lived honest and godly lives, and worked hard with integrity, and God has blessed them in many ways. Seek God first, and He will give you everything you need.
God, you have proven that you are everything you say you are. You have shown us that your word can create new life, calm the harshest of storms, and command death itself to cease. God, teach me to trust you. Affirm in my heart that your promises are true and your word is good. Show me what it means to step out in radical faith, and open my eyes to see the opportunities to do so. When I reach a dead end on the banks of a river, remind me of heaven’s perspective that there is no obstacle you cannot move. Amen.
In Jesus,
Chaplain Kenny

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