Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’ Joshua 1:11
If you’re planning a trip, you must first decide on a date, purchase your ticket, make arrangements for lodging, than pack a bag and you’re on your way. Each step is significant in the process. If any one step is missed, it could spell disaster!
In the same light, God has chosen a date for you to possess your promise. You’ll only get the instructions when you spend time in His presence, reading His Word and worshiping before Him. When He speaks, have faith that each step you take will bring you closer to the land He’s promised. He is faithful to lead if you’ll but follow.
If you never prepare, you’ll never possess. Have you been listening? What is the Lord telling you to do? Your simple obedience to His still small voice, will pave the way for you to possess your promise. What Joshua learned was that he could trust the voice that led him. He listened and obeyed and when he did, everything fell into place.
I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 CEV
Possessing My Promise,