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Crossing the River

  • Now after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, "Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go across this Jordan, you and all these people, to the land which I am giving to them, even to the children of Israel. I have given you every place that the sole of your foot will tread on, as I told Moses. Joshua 1:1'3 WEB.

    Painful memories had to come to Joshua's mind when the Lord told him to cross the Jordan river and finally lead the Israelites into the promised land. He had been there once before. Joshua was about eighty years old, but forty years earlier, he, his friend Caleb, and ten others had explored that land. When they returned, and some of their group spoke of giants who lived there, the people became paralyzed with fear. Instead of sticking with the plan and obeying God as they should have, they decided to stone Moses, appoint a new leader, and then return to Egypt.

    God gave them a chance to enter the promised land, but they said, "We cannot do this!" So they wandered in the wilderness for forty years until that entire unbelieving generation died off. Then the Lord brought the next generation to the river and told them to cross over. Joshua and Caleb were the only two who had been part of the last crossing. Even Moses had passed on.

    Joshua had to ask himself, 'Will the people actually go this time, or will we have to take some more laps around that mountain over there?' I am sure he breathed a sigh of relief once they had actually crossed the Jordan River and were on the other side. At least they had made it across the river this time. God had filtered out the unbelievers.

    "Now I desire to remind you, though you already know this, that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who didn't believe" (Jude 1:5).

    If you feel God is telling you to do something, don't let fear hold you back. You can go so far and accomplish so much if you will just step out in faith and trust Him. Be like the ones that trusted God to take care of them and crossed the river. Our God can do what He said He would do. So don't give up and lay down your sword in the middle of the battle. See it through to the very end. Those who trust in Him will not be disappointed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to trust in You today, for You are everything to me. Please lead me, and I will follow. Point the way, and I will go. Put Your words in my mouth, and I will share them with others. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Proverbs 22:6 "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." ~ How do you start children off in the right direction anyway? I don't know but I try to lead by example, lol. 'Family Moments' will be our next fun-inspiring theme and is, as always, open wide for your creative interpretation. My photos today highlight a few of our latest family moments celebrating the grandkids' birthdays, as well as a few family nature drive adventures, because nature makes me happy. I'm curious to see all your shareable family memory making moments too!! In the meantime, stay blessed, breathe through the chaotic bits, enjoy your week, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck As a mighty Warrior you are, I will follow you Jesus!
November 22, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen and amen. 

November 22, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

November 22, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

November 22, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

November 22, 2022
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Lasheika Simmons
Lasheika Simmons

I needed to read every word of this devotional. Thank you for this. It was needed. God bless ????????

November 22, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Lord, thank you for our many blessings. Amen!

November 22, 2022
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Mitchell Cornelius
Mitchell Cornelius

Oh what a fellowship,oh what a joy divine leaning on the everlasting arms. We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. We can't run the race if we fearfully stand in the starting blocks.

Heard it said before when going in to uncharted waters, pray,take a step, pray take a step discerning direction of the will of God.

The Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,And give you peace." Num. 6:24-26

November 22, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father my trust is in You always 

November 22, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  Faith over fear.  I trust YOU Lord.  AMEN

November 22, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Lead us Heavenly Father and we will follow. Amen 

November 22, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 22, 2022
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

November 22, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Speak to me in ways I can understand you. I'm in a dry place wanting to hear You clearly. Too many times in my life I thought I heard from You and it turned out I was wrong.  I need You Father. My life has been suffering after suffering. Physical and mentally. I'm tired and weary to point I don't see a point to it anymore. My desires are almost none. This unloving marriage has worn me out. Open my spiritual eyes and ears so I can see and hear You. Forgive my sins. Help me keep my thoughts captive unto You Lord Jesus. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation and renew in me a steadfast spirit. I'm drawing closer to You and I stand on Your living word. Your love never fails or gives up on me. Help me overcome my failures and fix my eyes upon You Jesus. I declare that this is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Come Lord Jesus. Help me be holy for You are Holy. I bind up every lie and plan from satan. Thank you Jesus for this day. Help me walk in Your grace. I bless you Lord. In Jesus Christ Name.

November 22, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

Praying for God to send you some joy and love!

November 22, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Ty Janet.

November 23, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praying for you brother. God can crack the hardest of nuts. He is the solution for every problem. May God bless you with your hearts desire. 

November 22, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you brother. Bless you too.

November 23, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

November 22, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank you for this message Pastor Dion :)

November 22, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, Please lead me and I will follow.

November 22, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God be merciful to us Sinners. Amen 

November 22, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

November 22, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 22, 2022
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for today's devotion!!

November 22, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

November 22, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 23, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

November 24, 2022