Summary: It is time for us to move from where we are in life to where God wants us to be!
Get Ready to Move!!
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. 10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it.
This morning as I take an assessment on life, there is one truth about all of us in here and that is we are all at some place in our lives. No matter the situation we are in or going through, we are at some place in our lives. I just stop by this morning to tell each one of us it is time to MOVE! Tell your neighbor to GET READY TO MOVE!
There is one thing I need us to know this morning, as a Christian we cannot become complacent in our walk with God. God is a God of vision and movement! For there is too much work in God’s kingdom to be done. Matthew chapter 9 verses 37 through 38 says, “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest”.
Although we all may be at different places in our lives or going through different situations. Jesus is looking for people who are ready to completely give their lives to Him! In order to do that, we must be ready to MOVE! The harvest is ripe but so many of us have become comfortable and content at the place we are in our lives. The trouble with that is, if we become satisfied with being in such a place we will never want to move. Tell your neighbor to GET READY TO MOVE!
What is a laborer? It is a person who does unskilled physical work for wages. But let me direct your attention to the fact that God is looking for unskilled people who are ready to fully depend on Him. Faith and obedience is what you need to get ready to MOVE!
Ask your neighbor are you ready to move!
Before some of us can move, we have to decide if we are ready to leave where we are. To go where God wants us to be!
Some of us are hung up on…
The place of, worries.
The place of, anxiety.
The place of, depression.
The place of, self-pity.
The place of, brokenness.
The place of, sickness.
The place of, pride.
The place of, selfishness.
The place of, finances.
The place of, hatred.
The place of, lust.
The place of, sin.
The place of, all about me. (Do what I wanna do in life)
The place of, familiar.
The place of, contentment.
The place of, satisfaction. (Meaning we are satisfied where we are!)
The place of, laziness.
The place of, disobedience.