Jos 3:4—Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed [this] way heretofore.
Jos 3:5—And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.
The children of Israel were on the banks of the river Jordan, the city of Jericho was in the distance, looming and lurking, waiting to test them. The past 40 years of wilderness wandering was behind them, 40 years of unbelief, 40 years of funerals and heartache. The Lord had just appeared to Joshua and promised to be with him, never to leave him, never to forsake him. The people had 3 days to get prepared, 3 days until they would launch out into the unknown, new beginnings, new horizons, new opportunities. Into a land flowing with milk and honey, these were good days, days of anticipation and excitement.
As you launch out into the unknown, how will you face it, willingly or woefully, with reluctance or reassurance? The Lord wants to take us to greater places; it is up to each of us to let go and let God!!! Is it within you to launch out into the deep and follow the Lord's leading? This could be a journey of blessing, wonderment, fulfillment, we could all learn from the experiences of the children of Israel, as follows:
In the space below list some of the obstacles the need to be removed in order for you to find complete fulfillment and joy in your Christian life: