Two of my favorite passages in the scripture are when the Israelites come to the Red Sea and the Jordan River. I can’t imagine what must have been going through everyone’s head as the huge bodies of water. If my pastor lead me to a raging river or a sea and told me to put my foot in and cross, I’d laugh politely and….what? Because I have a point of reference, I’d like to think that I would put my foot in the water and…hope for the best? remember that God has already dont this and believe that He’ll do it again? do it out of obedience?
A few weeks ago when I was planning the picnic, it looked bleak. I had a long list of places for my church to serve and 1 volunteer. Me. Noone else had signed up, and I kept saying, “Yes, of course we can do that!” After the first day of sign-ups, I was looking into human cloning and fast. Pastor John came up with the idea to give out post cards so that people could sign up during the announcements. All of a sudden, I had tons of volunteers. I had too many volunteers.
Point. There is a point. I could have thrown in the towel. I could have made one phone call and we would have been relinquished of our duties. But, I kept saying, “Yes, of course we can do that.” And God provided a wonderful group of people with hearts that say, “Yes, of course we can do that!!!” God parted the Red Sea. God parted the River Jordan.
I leave you with this encouragement. Go ankle deep in the sea, in the river and see what God will do. I know that God is challenging me to go ankle deep on a few things in my life. I know that I’m not alone. Where is God challenging you? Take a risk. It’ll pay dividends. If you don’t believe me, ask Voorhees Township. They’ll tell you.