“A” is for Across

For those of you who started this blogging journey with me, if you remember, our journey began with the vowels. Well, as another year begins, I am compelled to go back to the beginning. Even though I still consider myself a virgin blogger (been blogging for a little less than a year), I think the vowels will be my annual blogging tradition.

So here we go!

I believe this year is the beginning of promotion, elevation, increase, and supernatural favor for those who are willing to go after it! Last year was a year of preparation for many. We chartered into territory that was new and for some, unexpected. Others went through unforeseen struggles, publicly and privately, but I believe each struggle made us stronger and wiser and was just to get us ready for what’s to come. So I began asking (as always), “What’s next God” and He took me back to my post on October 28, 2015, Ready To Get Your Feet Wet. Knowing the first blog of the year would begin with the vowel “A”, I pondered over what God was saying. I read Ready To Get Your Feet Wet again and again and I re-read every response posted on the blog, social media, even those sent via text, and finally, I heard God say…

 “A” is for ACROSS

Although a very familiar and elementary word, I went straight to dictionary.com. I understood across to signify movement from one place to another, but I was curious to see if there was something else I was missing and as always, there was more. Not only did the term mean on or to the other side of, it also yielded these meanings: (1) into a desired or successful state and (2) beyond.

To say I got excited is truly an understatement!

So I went back to the book of Joshua where the Israelites made the decision to get their feet wet and God showed me three things. There was a plan, a promise, and then promotion.

THE PLAN

Joshua 3:6 (NLT), “Lift up the Ark of the Covenant and lead the people across the river!”

The Israelite officers laid out a plan (verses 2-4). Joshua’s words, here, were in response to the plan. As I read chapter 3, I could feel their excitement. There was no hesitation. It was almost as if they knew without a doubt the victory was guaranteed.

THE PROMISE

Joshua 3: 9, 11 (NLT), “So Joshua told the Israelites, ‘Come and listen to what the Lord your God says.'” “Look, the Ark of the Covenant, who is the Lord of the whole earth, will lead you across the river.”

The plan was solidified by a promise from God himself. God spoke these words to Joshua who in turn used them to encourage the Israelites.

THE PROMOTION

Joshua 4:1 (TLB), “When all the people were safely across, the Lord said to Joshua…..”

The priest led the way carrying the Ark while the others followed. The result of their obedience was promotion. Finally, the Promised Land! They made it safely to the land flowing with milk and honey which had been promised over 40 years before.

I believe, today, God is ready to take us across. Many of us have a plan and a promise, but promotion will only come once we are willing to follow God, even if it means getting our feet wet. And there’s no need to worry. Our victory is guaranteed just like the Israelites. “How do I know,” you may ask? Just as God told me “A” is for across, He also reminded me that our victory was secured over 2000 years ago on A CROSS.

I hope you are running and shouting with me!!! I believe this year will be one of the best we have ever had! I’m ready to go across and I believe you are too! If you know someone who needs to activate their plan and stand on His promise in order to receive the promotion, please share. Let’s go across together!

OK, even though I am still running and shouting, I’m ready for the vowel “E”, but let’s have some fun. What do you think “E” will stand for? What about I, O, U, and Y? I think I know what “E” is, but I am always listening for His still, small voice.

Next week, same time, same place!

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8 thoughts on ““A” is for Across

  1. Tracy Carter January 6, 2016 / 7:16 AM

    Glory to God! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I’m going across in 2016! It has been written!

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  2. Felicia Jolly January 6, 2016 / 12:58 PM

    I absolutely love it!!!! I am super EXCITED about where God is taking us. I am not clear on the direction that God is taking us yet, because He has given me so many things that I don’t know which way to go first. But it is good to know that we are moving!!!! I ready to go across! Thank you for sharing your heart!

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  3. DRW January 6, 2016 / 7:09 PM

    MY GOD!!!! My spirit began to leap just reading… We are going ACROSS in 2016 with the His plan, His promise and anticipating the promotion…

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  4. AUNTIE January 6, 2016 / 7:25 PM

    Eternal is the Lord., He is our Eternal Salvation, His Ear is always ready to listen for our voice and plea. , I pray that I use my Ears to listen to His word in my heart as well and obey . Everything and Everyone, He made and belong to Him, we are His ,He made us, His Eyes sees all. ,

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  5. Maria Crenshaw January 7, 2016 / 8:38 AM

    Praise God! Wonderful “A” Post…..

    “E” is for Everything – Everything God promised will come to pass…..

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  6. Leslie Timmons January 7, 2016 / 10:42 AM

    What an Amazing Message!!!! I’m overly excited about Across!!

    Like

  7. Yolanda Timmons January 7, 2016 / 10:48 AM

    Thanks! Sis that was awesome and it bless me and encourage to keep moving forward in my process and walk across victorious..

    Like

  8. Enger January 26, 2016 / 5:43 AM

    Amazing post!!! Across, All is well!
    Thanks

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