Get Ready

Get Ready

If you have the right who, it doesn’t matter what you do.

Joshua 1:1-2
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.

  • Get Ready
    • Lessons From His Leader
      • Missed Opportunities
      • You Have To Choose Faith Over Frustration
      • Take Emotion Out Of The Equation
      • Losses Are Part Of Leading
        • The People You Started With Won’t Be The Ones You End With
          • Losses are part of leading
          • “Moses is dead”
    • Preparation Produces
      • Physical Preparation – push up contest
      • Spiritual Preparation – Confession

Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

Proverbs 28:13
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

      • Mental Preparation – Take Every Thought Captive

2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

      • Emotional Preparation – Love

1 John 4:20
If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar.

Crossing The Jordan

  • You Can Lead Someone Somewhere You Have Never Been
    • This breaks the rule: You can’t lead somewhere you have never been
      • Joshua demonstrates that if you have crossed over in the spiritual realm you can lead them there in the physical realm
      • He has already been there spiritually
      • He has already crossed over spiritually
    • Joshua: I Have Been Getting Ready For Forty Years
      • My faith has not faltered
      • My will has not weakened
      • My resolve has not retreated
  • Inspiration Mixed With Intentional Incomplete Information
    • The Faith Formula Requires Us To Solve For X
      • We have the where – the other side
      • We have the why – to claim the land
      • We don’t have the how — How Is Not The X In This Equation
    • If you have the right WHO, then the HOW doesn’t matter!
      • If you have the right who, it doesn’t matter what you do
      • “I’ll Tell You When We Get There”
  • The Other Side
    • The Whole Point Is To Get The Other Side
    • We are crossing over
    • The Other Side Just Feels Right
      • They look the same but they are not the same
      • But they do not feel the same
    • The Inheritance Was On The Other Side
    • Favor Was On The Other Side
    • The Blessing Was On The Other Side
    • What They Left For Was On The Other Side
    • Something Different Than They Had Ever Known
    • God’s Story Was On The Other Side
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