Friday, July 31, 2009

The river is raging, but it's harvest time

I think it is very significant that the Israelites where called to cross the Jordan river into the Promised Land when the river was at flood stage. God could have chosen any time during the year for His people to cross this river. Why not drought season when the Israelites could have tiptoed across?
“Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest.” - Joshua 3:15
This is the most difficult and dangerous time to cross a river. If you have ever been around a river that was flooding, you know it can be a terrifying thing. The waters were rushing and the river was at its widest. But, it was harvest time. This is often how it is. When it appears to be the most difficult time, that is when we are called to cross over and take the land. This is when we are called to step out and follow God into our calling. This requires faith; a total dependence on God.

Today, we see financial instability, things are being shaken, the world is confused and in a state of panic, yet it is HARVEST TIME. We are being called to cross over and take the land. WE ARE CALLED AT SUCH A TIME AS THIS. THE RIVER IS RAGING, BUT IT IS HARVEST TIME! LET’S TAKE THE LAND!

No comments: