Why it's SO important to STAND YOUR GROUND!!!...

Today’s Reading: Josh. 4-6, Luke 1:1-20

Today’s Reflection: Josh. 4:3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.

“…the place where the priests’ feet stood firm…” When God tells you where to stand, all other ground is shifting sand. But some would argue that a river was in their way! Oh, but was it? No, but it would appear that, standing in the river’s way, were God’s men! 

When you are planted where you're supposed to be in the Kingdom of God, all other elements around you must yield in sync to your placement. It is amazing to me that these priests, in obedience to The Lord’s command, stepped down into the water, and as a result, the river dried up under their feet to give them firm footing. 

Never doubt where God leads you. Many times He will lead you right up into the most unnatural, unpredictable, unprecedented situations, but all He needs is obedience on your part, and He will take care of the rest. 

Oh man of God, have you stood in your place against all odds until you have become weary with standing? Never forget that God does His greatest works when men are stilled in His presence. Having done all, STAND! 

You might not be able to do anything else, but stand in your place. The rivers of adversity will just have to dry up until God is ready to pull you back up out of the river bed. 

If you will continue to be faithful to stand, the rocks will cry out and testify as a memorial of God’s great deliverance in your passing from the wilderness to the Promised Land. 

Future generations will see the stones of memorial and ask what they mean, and then the stories will be told of the legacy of faith you were instrumental in passing down, all because you were simply willing to stand your ground as God instructed you to. 

Never underestimate the impact your stand will make. Against all opinions, stand. Against all slander, stand. Against all fatigue, stand. Against all lies, stand. Against all attacks, stand. Against all the powers of hell, stand. 

Against every foe, every dart, every disappointment, every loss, every mistake, every sin, stand! Stand against all odds, for when God stands with you, no thing and no one can stand against you! 

This will be your legacy. Only one question will matter in the end; were you standing in your place? Others may look at your place and call it cursed, or call it impossible, or any number of things, but when God tells you to stand there, it becomes a firm foundation. 

Only God can take a slippery place, and make it firm. STAND THEREFORE!

Floodgates of Heaven, Volume 2, Entry 79 of 365
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