The book of Joshua continues the story of the Hebrew people traveling from Egypt to the promised land of Canaan. After the death of Moses, God chose Joshua to be the leader. He was one of the spies who had entered the land earlier and now he would lead the people across the Jordan River. The river was flooded and there were no bridges, so God had to help the people in an unusual way.

In Chapter 3, Verse 13, Joshua told the priests to lead the way and that as soon as they stepped into the Jordan River, God would stop the water they could cross over on dry ground. When the priest got their feet wet, God did stop the water and Verse 17 says they “went over dry ground”.

This story should teach us that many times, we must take the first step, and get our feet wet before God will open the way for us. Too often we are afraid to take the first step by faith, and we accomplish nothing because it seems too difficult or unknown to us, and we are afraid to try.

If we will just follow God’s instructions we can not only attempt great things for God, but can expect even greater things from God.

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