You Gotta Get Your Feet Wet

“You’ve got to get your feet wet.” 

I’ve heard this expression for as long as I can remember. I take it to mean one has to go beyond talking about it and actually doing it. To make any headway, you’ve got to get things out of the way! 

That’s the way it is with faith. It’s no good if it isn’t applied. You have something to do and you’re not so sure about it yet it’s in your heart God wants you to do it, then you must move the obstacles out of the way. Whether it be fear, friends, or foe; faith must be applied. 

I wonder if the expression you ‘gotta get your feet wet’ comes from the Bible. Specifically the account in Joshua where it reads, 

“Now the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you. You shall, moreover, command the priests who are carrying the ark of the covenant, saying, ‘When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.'” Then Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of the LORD your God.”

Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the Jordan. Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe. It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in one heap.”” ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭3:7-9, 11-13‬ ‭NASB‬‬ 
What y’all say we get our feet wet? 

Until next time,



About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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