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Joshua 3:1-17 
To have cold feet. 
Cold feet gets the best of us when we over-think and under-faith our next move.
To get your feet wet. 
Getting your feet wet somehow gives you the courage to continue.
God's people learned to get their feet wet and move forward in a life of faith.
We often find ourselves in a similar situation. 
The Promised Land is within sight, but it's just beyond my reach. 
1. Put Together a Plan and Put it in Place.
  • What you'll do once the Jordan River is no longer in the way.
  • God was speaking to him and giving him the direction he needed.
  • He has promised you and me a life of abundance.
  • God, show me how to get there. 
  • Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22)
  • He also gives us direction through our own faith-filled creative thinking.
  • "What if?" 
  • When it happens to you, don't give in to the temptation to do nothing. 
2. Prepare Yourself Spiritually for a Life of Promise.
  • "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you."
  • "...for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you."
  • It's on its way. 
  • Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)
  • I'm all yours.
3. Take the First Small Step.
  • The life of faith is more do-able than I had ever imagined it could be. 
  • As soon as their feet touched the water.
  • Just take that first small step of obedience.
  • Give what you can. 
  • Whoever sows generously, reaps generously.
  • "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."
  • A giant leap forward in your Christian walk. 
  • "If you want God to do the super, you must be willing to do the natural."
  • You begin to position yourself to take those first small steps.
  • This involves saying yes to God.
  • You've got to take that first step of faith and obedience
  • They are always getting ready to start. 
  • They talk, but they never walk.
  • We can only listen to one voice at a time. 
  • Which one will you engage today?