I see over and over again that when God is getting ready to do a “new thing” in our lives – He does not allow “old things” to go with us. He shows me that I cannot take those old things to the new place He’s taking me. Only He knows the way so I must depend on Him for His direction. TRUST in the biggest issue – it’s where our FAITH becomes reality in the heavenlies – even before we see it laid out on the topsoil of earth. We often hold onto the old things out of fear of the new. But over and over God tells us not to be afraid. He knows our fears are real - He's asking for our trust in exchange. That's a deal of a lifetime!
18 "Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. [emphasis mine]
As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous. Be strong and very courageous. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. [emphasis mine]
Crossing the Jordan
1 Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over. 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 priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. 4 Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about a thousand yards between you and the ark; do not go near it."
5 Joshua told the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you." [emphasis mine]