“We say to God, ‘Why don’t you part this river? And God says to us, ‘Why don’t you get your feet wet?’ “- Mark Batterson
Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of The Circle Maker by expanding on this statement: “God is great, not just because nothing is too big for Him; God is great because nothing is to small for Him.” If we would learn to obey God’s promptings, especially regarding small things, we’d find ourselves in the middle of miracles far more often.
Pastor Batterson adds that we need to be looking and listening for miracles. Talking is the easy part of prayer. Listening to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit is much harder. When the Israelites were standing on the bank of the Jordan River- the Promised Land on the other side- God gave this command to the priests (Joshua 3:8): “Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go stand in the river.’ ”
Mark admits he’d much rather have God part the river so then he would step into the miracle. If God goes first, you don’t have to get your feet wet. You need to take a step of faith, perhaps in an area where you feel most self-assured. Mark offers this prompting:
“Now let me ask you a question. Where do you feel like you need God least? Where are you most proficient, most sufficient? Maybe that is precisely where God wants you to trust Him to do something beyond your ability. . . . And it is God’s strange and mysterious ways that renew our awe, our trust, and our dependence.”
Today’s question: Following your ministry downsizing or vocation loss, where do you need to get your feet wet? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “The litmus test of trust”