First Steps to Possessing (1 of 4) by David Cawston

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First Steps to Possessing
Series: Possessing Your Promised Land Series
David Cawston
Joshua 3:7-17

Introduction:
"Discovering the need to Possess"-Closing our past to reach our tomorrows.
"Basic Lessons needed to Possess"- Hold fast to my promises and me.
"Attitude of Possessing"-Submission
Now
"First steps in Possessing"-Trusting and Obeying
There comes a time when we have to decide if we are willing to participate in a miracle – to possess the promise of our future.

God will never force us, but will stretch us in Faith!
This was an unusual time to cross Jordan!
15 "Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest."
Although the river was slow and almost dry to where it could be waded across during most of the year yet at the late spring harvest stage it was a ragging torrent.

The time God chose for Israel's was the least likely for man.
Yet it was the most opportune time for God to show His people His presence and Power.

How often in our lives does God say to us Rise and move into your future I have chosen the most difficult moment for you because it allows the most dramatic manifestation of my love and my power for you.

Moving toward the promise of our future is never easy for any of us. You and I can dream about it, talk about it, and believe for it but there comes a time when we have to decide if we are willing to participate in a miracle that will make it happen.

God gently nudges you today to stretch your faith to reach out for His promises for your future.

I. He meets you where you are and invites you to go forward.

Josh 3:9-10
9 Joshua said to the Israelites, "Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God.
10 This is how you will know that the living God
is among you and that he will certainly drive out (your enemies) before you..."(NIV)

His desire is to grow you in your faith!

A. God is going to work in a way that will establish solid evidence of His presence!

B. That evidence will establ ...


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