Time to Put Your Foot Down

This week I started reading Joshua and I got stuck on chapter 1 verse 3. I camped out on the east side of the Jordan for three days, just pondering that one verse.

“I will give you every place where you set your foot.”

I was about to head into the chapter 5 where Joshua leads the Israelites into The Promised Land…finally. But God wasn’t quite ready for me to go. He wanted me to get this one important truth.

In order to take The Promised Land…my Promised Land…I had to put my foot down. It isn’t enough to know God’s Word, you have to believe it. It isn’t enough to simply believe God’s Word, you have to obey it, act on it, grab hold of it to make it yours.

Just because God gives a promise does not automatically make it yours. The first generation Israelites out of Egypt had the promise of the Land, but they never experienced it because they didn’t take it. Experiencing God’s promises requires knowing it in your head, believing it in your soul, acting on it in your life…grabbing hold.

Miracles. I just love them. Don’t you? I love reading about times when God mysteriously and supernaturally intervenes in someone’s life—times when what is impossible with man become a reality with God.

But almost every time God performs a miracle in the Bible, He requires men and women to participate in that miracle. To take hold of the miracle. To put their foot down.

Raise your staff. (Exodus 14:16)

Throw in a branch. (Exodus 15:25)

Set your foot in the water. (Joshua 3:13)

March around the walls. (Joshua 6:15)

Blow the trumpet. Smash the jars. (Judges 7:20)

Make a cake of bread. (1 Kings 17:7-24)

Gather empty jars. (2 Kings 4:3)

Dip your leprous body in the Jordan. (2 Kings 5:10)

Fill the empty jugs with water. (John 2:7)

Pick up your mat. (John 5:8)

Stretch out your hand. (Matthew 12:13)

Cast out your net. (Luke 5:4)

Break the bread. (Luke 9:16)

Serve the fish. (Luke 9:16)

Stand up straight. (Luke 13:13)

There are so many more examples. But thinking on these, I started getting the picture. Yes, God does miracles, but He also wants our participation. God could have done everyone of those miracles without a single human being’s interaction. But He didn’t.

God wants a relationship with His people. He wants a relationship with YOU. God doesn’t want spectators. He wants participants who know, believe, and act.

So here’s what I am going to do today. I’m going to put my foot down! I am going to let go of doubt and grab hold of faith.

Is there something you’ve been praying about in your own life, and perhaps God is saying to you: “I will give you every place where you set your foot…but you’ve got to set your foot first.”

Your miracle could be one stop of obedience away.

If you’re ready to put your foot down and grab hold of God’s promises, then leave a comment that says “I’m ready!”

 

 

 

186 Responses to Time to Put Your Foot Down

  1. Leona Lowe February 27, 2015 at 8:33 am #

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  9. Emma February 27, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    I am ready.
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  12. Rosa February 27, 2015 at 9:27 am #

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  13. Kim Blakely February 27, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    im ready to put my foot down, Lord help my unbelief!!!

  14. Denise February 27, 2015 at 9:59 am #

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  15. Carmen February 27, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    I am ready, and with both feet.
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    • Judith May 22, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

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    I am ready.

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  28. Marianne February 28, 2015 at 4:53 am #

    Father, I AM READY!!

  29. Marti February 28, 2015 at 4:57 am #

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  30. Alayene February 28, 2015 at 5:02 am #

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  31. Sheila Gilliam February 28, 2015 at 5:05 am #

    I’m ready!! Thank you for this wonderful reminder that we must participate and be involved if we want God to move on our behalf. I’m ready indeed.

  32. Sherry February 28, 2015 at 5:30 am #

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  36. Deborah February 28, 2015 at 5:59 am #

    I Am Ready

  37. Monica February 28, 2015 at 6:04 am #

    I’m ready!
    My Marriage needs big healing.
    In Jesus’ Holy name I pray…amen

  38. MJ February 28, 2015 at 6:17 am #

    I’m so ready for a miracle and to put my both of my feet down. I have to say God help me with my unbelieve, doubt for some reason tries to creep in.

    I’m also praying that God would restore a broken relationship.

    I can see God already moving in my life. I praise you and thank you Lord for answered prayer.

  39. Terri February 28, 2015 at 6:31 am #

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  78. (MamaRose) Annell February 28, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    Your post, today, fits right in with the book my Bible Study group is studying, “Experiencing God – Revised and Expanded” authored by Henry and Richard Blackaby and Claude King. This is the most wonderful book I have read about aligning oneself with God.

  79. Maria February 28, 2015 at 11:11 am #

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  80. Ann February 28, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    I’m ready! Amen

  81. Michelle February 28, 2015 at 11:22 am #

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  88. Kristine February 28, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

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    I’m ready and willing! to see the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living

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  115. Dawn March 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

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  117. Deb March 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

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  119. Marilyn March 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

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  120. Saint Annie March 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    By the Grace of God, I am so READY!!!

  121. Katrina March 2, 2015 at 12:50 am #

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  137. Michelle March 3, 2015 at 7:30 am #

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  140. Siphesihle March 4, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    I’m ready! 🙂

  141. Vimala March 4, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    “I’m ready!”

  142. Sandra March 5, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    I am soooo ready!!

  143. Lena Mae March 5, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    I am SOOOO!! READY!!!

  144. Felicia March 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    I’ve shown that I’m ready… Still waiting. What else can I do?

  145. Raquel Gonzalez March 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    Dear Sharon,

    On Saturday February 28.@ 11 AM, I read your email a couple of times, and immediately
    God spoke to my heart! I firmly put my foot down for I knew exactly what God was saying
    to me. There is so much more to say…
    Thank you sister. You are in my prayers.
    With this I send you a big hug.

  146. Caroline March 7, 2015 at 3:53 am #

    I am ready!

  147. LS Williams March 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    I am ready!!!

  148. Evelyn March 14, 2015 at 7:03 am #

    I am ready for the miracle!

  149. Kerry April 4, 2015 at 1:51 am #

    I AM READY!! Thank you Heavenly Father for your unfathomable love!!

  150. Kathy Mabury April 4, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    I’m ready!!!!

  151. Sagree April 9, 2015 at 7:34 am #

    I am ready Lord!

  152. Juanita April 9, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    I’m ready!

  153. Phyllis April 9, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m Ready!

  154. angela April 14, 2015 at 12:05 am #

    I’m ready!

  155. Vimala April 15, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    I am ready.

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    Iam ready

  157. Judy smith April 15, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m ready ready!!

  158. michelle April 20, 2015 at 2:13 am #

    I’M READY!!!!!

  159. Vickie April 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    I’m ready!!! Thank you God. I’m praying for all of you who are read.

  160. GEORGE ODHIAMBO May 14, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    I’ AM READY.GOD REMEMBER OUR FAMILY. AND MAY GOD BLESS SHARON JAYNES TOO.

  161. GEORGE ODHIAMBO May 14, 2015 at 6:26 am #

    I’ AM READY

  162. amanda May 15, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    im ready!

  163. chichi May 15, 2015 at 7:27 am #

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  164. Maya June 12, 2015 at 5:03 am #

    I’m ready

  165. Monica June 15, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    I’m really ready!!!

  166. pou June 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    I’m ready Lord…:):)

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