Reposted from @ - Joshua had a difficult task in front of him. He was to lead the people across the Jordan into the promise land. He was to achieve what his mentor Moses failed to do 40 years ago. But first, he had to crossover the Jordan river.
Crossing over a new year is an important event. We need to spend some time reflecting on the past and plan the future.
The following are 2 things we should do when we crossover a new year.
1. CROSS OVER WITH YOUR GOALS EARLY.
Josh 3:1 – Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out for Acacia Grove and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they crossed over.
Never leave for tomorrow what you can do today.
Stop talking and start doing. God is waiting for you to start.
Josh 3:15,16 And as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan and the feet of the priest who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of the harvest) that the waters which came down from the upstream stood still.
The waters stopped only when the feet of the priest touched the water.
It is better to fail attempting to do something than succeed in doing nothing.
Illustration : The people who failed
Thomas Edison – failed in 10,000 bulb experiments
Bill Gates – dropped out from college to pursue his soft ware business
Peter – was the only man who walked on water and sunk…
2. CROSS OVER WITH GOD’S PRESENCE
Josh 3:3 Whenever you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
We need to be God chasers. Run after the things of God. Be passionate about the things of God.
In Ezekiel, there is life wherever the river flows but the water from off shoots from the river of God became stale and ended up as swamps and marshes but
Eze 47:9 – And it shall be that every living thing that moves , wherever the rivers go will live..…for they will be healed and everything will live wherever the river goes.
Eze 47:11 But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.