Sometimes You Have to get Wet Before You’ll See the Miracle

Miracles are one of those things that we just want to see happen. We desperately want them, but we don’t want to have to do anything or be in a position where we have to take a risk. Just pray and– *BAM*— God answers with a miracle.

We want God’s direction for our life to happen the same way. “God, show me your will.” and–*BAM*–everything is now crystal clear and we know what steps to take.

Get your feet wetI don’t know about you, but this has never been my experience. I would pray, “God, show me your will,” then I would do what felt right without really listening for an answer. I would think to myself, “I could use a miracle here,” but walk away, scared by the possibility that I may step out and nothing happens.

I’m reminded of when the Israelites were finally going to cross into the promised land. Before they even step foot into the land, God tells Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV)

Generally, when I’m instructed to be strong and brave it’s not to sit back and do a bunch of nothing. It is in preparation that I am going to be forced to step outside of my comfort zone in faith, trusting that if I do what God has asked me to do, He will meet me at that point. I step out in the natural and God comes in with the supernatural. I simply have to be obedient.

That’s what God asked of the Israelites as well.

And the Lord said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. You shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, saying, ‘When you have come to the edge of the water of the Jordan, you shall stand in the Jordan.’” (Joshua 3:7-8, NKJV)

There is the set up. Step out and get your feet wet. That’s the natural…here comes the supernatural…

…and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho. Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan. (Joshua 3:15-17, NKJV, emphasis mine).

At this time, the water in the Jordan river was high with a strong current. It would have been impossible to get everyone across safely. But God commanded them to step out in faith–which forced them to get their feet wet–and once they obeyed, He met them and created a way to walk on dry land.

In those moments when we are looking for a miracle, are we willing to step out obediently so that we can meet God, allowing Him to provide the supernatural to our situation?

I want to challenge you to step out, get your feet wet and see how God meets you at that point, parting the waters for you.

One Response to “Sometimes You Have to get Wet Before You’ll See the Miracle

  • Charles Shinn
    3 years ago

    I can use thoghts such as these each and every day. When I walk out the front door I should be expecting miracles and be willing at all times to “get my feet wet”.