God give me the grace to follow you wholeheartedly

God give me the grace to follow you wholeheartedly

John_8-12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life

John_8-12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

 

 

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

 

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
When Christ shall come with shout of…

Crossing the Jordan …..

Textual Source: Joshua 3:2-14

 

 

In Joshua 2:24 the two men returned and gave the good news that Truly the Lord hath delivered into our hands all the land and all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us. Brethren what news do you surround yourself with. Who are the people around you? Are they positive thinkers that get inspired with the word of God?

 

 

We all need to surround ourselves with great positive thinkers that is full of wisdom of God. Surround yourself with encouragers and not discouragers in the journey of life.

 

 

This was the news Joshua had been waiting for. Immediately he dispatched runners throughout the vast camp of Israel, announcing that first thing the next morning, they would break camp and pitch their tents on the banks of the Jordan River. They would finally come to the entry point of the Promised Land. Verse 1 of Chapter 3 records the event: Joshua started early the next morning and left Acacia Grove with all the Israelites. They went as far as the Jordan and stayed there before crossing.

 

 

Don’t just hear your good News but do something with your good news – take some steps immediately. But He didn’t say there wont be hurdles to cross on the way – He said be of good courage for I have overcome them all.

 

 

The Bible tells us that they spent the next three days right there, the passing torrent eroding all confidence. The waiting pounded reality into every Israelite. You could hear the doubts over night fires: “Maybe the strong among us can brave this flood, but how can we cross with infants, with the sickly, with the aged, not to mention all our possessions strapped to wagons?” An insistent “no” began to form in their hearts as they listened to the roar of the water. So many questions keep on coming to our minds during this Covid 19 period – what will happen to my health, my business, ……

 

 

So many of us face “personal Jordans” that feel so permanent and powerful that we don’t even try to make it across. Our lives feel stalled, stuck on the wrong side of God’s promises. We read about the abundant life, but can’t make it out of the wilderness.

 

Churches can feel that way too, stalemated by the promise of something great with God, but blocked by all kinds of barriers.

 

But with God can turn a “no way” into a highway! The great question that loomed over the camp of Israel and over our lives today is, “Will we walk by sight or by faith? Do we really believe God can handle the impossible?”

 

Luke 18:27 makes us realise that what is impossible with men can be made possible by our awesome God. He knows how to take us from stuck to triumphant – Just follow him with the following steps:

 

1. Follow the movements of God (3:2-4): Their task was to follow His lead, to pursue His presence, to come after Him. Verse 4 talks about the procedure. We can do this as the Body of Christ as well.

We can’t see our way clearly, don’t know what’s lurking under the rushing water of our Jordan. We’ve looked at the bottom line, we’ve assessed the size of the plans we believe came from God and concluded that there’s no human way across.
What do you do when you’re facing the impossible? You do what Peter did when he walked on the water: You fix your eyes on Jesus. The minute he took his eyes off Jesus and saw the raging sea around him, he remembered that “people can’t walk on water” and started to sink (Matt.14:27-31). We must all focus and follow the movements of our Lord, so that where He leads, we will follow.

 

2. Consecrate ourselves: Joshua said consecrate yourselves because the Lord will do wonders amongst us tomorrow. The Hebrew word for consecrate means “to prepare, to dedicate, to be hallowed, to be holy, to be separated or set apart.”

a. Personal repentance of every known sin. One of the primary reasons Israel found their way blocked, and one of the reasons we find ours often blocked, is sin. Isaiah the prophet wrote, “Indeed, the LORD’s hand is not too short to save, and His ear is not too deaf to hear. But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen. (Isaiah 59:1,2) This lockdown period is a great time to ask our awesome God to forgive us of all our sins.

 

 

b. Putting oneself on spiritual alert to see God at work. Consecration means, “I will set aside the typical and put my spirit on ready to see where God is working around me so that I can join Him.” To cross the uncrossable we must (1) Fix our gaze on Jesus–sensing His movements and follow; and (2) Set ourselves apart from sin unto Him, being on constant alert spiritually for the hand of the Lord around us.

 

 

3. Step out and stand still (7-13): Understand this: Focusing on the Lord is essential. And consecrating yourself to the Lord is vital. But we will never cross the river unless we take that step of faith. Our eyes and our hearts can be right on, but if we don’t move our feet to meet the challenges, we will never progress in God’s work. We must commit ourselves – our time, our energy, our money, our lives to what God is doing, or it won’t happen.

 

 

In Conclusion
Brothers and sisters, I long to see God do what only God can do! The church in Acts crossed over in impossible situations repeatedly because they took the simple steps that remain for us to this day. A Jordan stretches before us; the challenges are too much for us. We must believe that nothing is too difficult for God. We must focus our souls on Christ and follow Him. We must cast out all sin and set ourselves apart to Him. And we must be ready to move when He does His work, always being mindful that if anything is going to last, it’s from the Lord.

 

 

 

 

Prayer:
1. Father give me the grace to follow you wholeheartedly.
2. Empower me to do your will at all times
3. Lord feel me with your power and your presence
4. Empower me to take that step of faith in Jesus name.
5. On that last day, let me not be found guilty in Jesus name. Amen

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