The First Step


I sit and pray and I ask God what do you need me to do next? What is the next step you want me to take? Then that phrase ‘next step’ repeats in my mind and I think of the story in Joshua When they were going to cross the Jordan River and they had to trust and obey God knowing there would be a way across. 

Joshua 3:13

13 ” When the priests who carry the Covenant Box of the Lord of all the earth put their feet in the water, the Jordan will stop flowing, and the water coming downstream will pile up in one place.”

See, God gave Joshua the instructions to cross the river. To take the first step to see what would happen. To see how God would get them across. Trusting and obeying but they had to take that first step to see. When they did the water did stop flowing and they were able to walk across!
I sit and think that I have such an ease in expressing myself in writing and if I’m in the company of close friends or a small group I have no problem using my voice but when I feel unsure or unsafe of those around me fear takes over. I don’t want that fear to consume me. I have to remember that I need to speak to first word and God will carry me through. I need to take the first step towards the direction God wants me to go and He will guide the way.

 I can no longer sit back and wait.

 I can no longer sit in silence. 

I must take action

I must use my voice

I must share my faith without fear or uncertainty

But I must speak the first word

I must take the first step.  

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