Joshua 4:23-24 (NIV) 23)For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over.
24)He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
Not just once, but twice God put this miracle on display. Once, parting the Red Sea for Moses. Then, a second time for Joshua. We see God’s Power multiple times throughout the Bible. He performs miracles every single day, even today is a miracle that God has blessed us with. The heart beating in your chest, the sun shining and growing the trees and grass, it’s all a blessing from above plus so much more that’s all around us.
The devil attacks us and gives us stuff to distract us from God’s power and the miracles he performs. He will make us focus on careers, car problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, anything it takes to get our mind off of God. We must remember God gave us Jesus to model our lives after. He focused on his ministry and sharing God’s love, we too must prioritize our lives to trying to be like Jesus. Give God the glory and respect he deserves. We can catch ourselves getting distracted by a million things on this Earth, remember to focus on Jesus and what he did with his time on Earth.
Big picture thinking: prioritize your life to live a life modeled after Jesus. In a world where we follow trends of celebrities and athletes are who we dream to be and strive to be, we should be looking at Jesus in that light with excitement and aww. If we could be following Jesus on Facebook and excited for his next post or highlight would you? You can, we can read in the Bible about Jesus performing miracles (the highlight plays if you will). He had a hall of fame career where he ended it in a way that no athlete will ever be able to. Giving us grace up on that cross hung a man that was our perfect role model. Will you please thank him today for dying for all of our sins? He loves you and wants you to see his works and his sacrifice.
Let this message sink in and remember to fight away the devil and hold on tightly to our savior!