You Have Never Been This Way Before

You Have Never Been This Way Before

We can’t rely old information for today’s inspiration.

Joshua 3:2-3
2 After three days the officers went throughout the camp,3 giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it.

  • When God Moves… You Move
    • Locate his presence
      • People and pathways are easier to navigate if they are in relation to something bigger
      • When we are at big venue trying to find someone, you need something that stands out, usually something big or bold in color
      • When we learn to locate his presence, it will make navigation so much easier
      • When we learn to locate his presence, it will impact our ability to guide others
  • God’s Stride Is Going To Stretch Us
    • Note: God was choosing to move his presence by using spiritual leaders to bear the weight of his presence

Joshua 3:4
Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about 1000 yards between you and the ark; do not go near it.”

  • Build The Plan Around God’s Presence
    • Give God’s Presence Space And Everyone Will Make It To The Other Side
    • When we obscure his presence… people don’t make it to the other side
    • When we forget to build the plan around his presence… people don’t make it to the other side
    • God is saying, “They have to clearly be able to see me in order to make it to the other side
  • Then You Will Know Which Way To Go
    • There is massive difference between hoping so and knowing so
    • Every Season Is A Segue
      • Connecting one phase of our lives to the next
      • They had been a season of survival… no there was an opportunity to settle
      • They can move from a season of endurance to established
    • Knowing which way to go can be so difficult at times
    • God always goes first
      • We have to let him go first
  • You Have Never Been This Way Before
    • We Can’t Rely Old Information For Today’s Inspiration
      • This is the God part of a believer’s life
      • There was no past experience to reference
      • There was no map that had this way marked
      • There are no legends about mysterious secret passage
      • There was no wise counsel that could be consulted… because no one had ever been this way before
      • Sometimes I believe we are running an old and outdated playbook
      • Because it worked that time, it will work this time
      • Because my parents did it this way back in the day, surely.. it will work for me today
      • God is going to make a new path, one that mankind had never seen before… transition to gospel