You’ve strategized, planned, predicted, hypothesised. You’ve heard from the Lord. You’ve got your battle plan ready. Now really, all this is good but there’s a time when you’ve been hanging on the ‘…Get set…’ part of the start of the race for just too long and you need to just ‘go’!
I find myself here today.
I have sat in Camp Wilderness for too long.
The Israelites didn’t want to face their giants and I don’t much like the idea of facing mine but the alternative is another lap of the wilderness. More tumble weeds, more cacti… round and round. The Israelites knew what they had to do – just go – but they were afraid.
I have procrastinated and made excuses, but I know that if I keep my focus on the Lord, I can be a Joshua or Caleb, if not in the world, in my own life.
So who’s in with me? Who’s going to face their personal giants with me?
They say you encourage more people by your weakness than by your strength and I’ve learned this is true because there within the frail and flawed humanity of me, there is a great God who by His Spirit is able to resurrect all things back to life.
As His Body we need to wake up and stand now and be braver than ever, knowing our Lord has got our backs and has won the victory at the Cross. It’s time to get brave and to ‘go!’ and take the Promised Land in all its fullness.
So this is what the Holy Spirit has spoken to my heart today… three verses. I hope they speak to you too today.
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” (Deut 30 vs 19,20)
“Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” (John 3:17)
“When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to Him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why does this concern us? Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.”… (John 2:4-5)
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