Monday, July 25, 2011

Desert Reminder

Wandering Through the Desert: Christine Caine's Blog

I often think about what it must have been like for the Israelites, as they traveled around the desert for forty years.
A generation that was once full of hope, chosen and set apart, with a promise from almighty God, had seen miracle after miracle occur as they were delivered from slavery. But this same generation was never able to experience the fullness of life God intended for them to have in the Promised Land; they were still filled with doubt and unbelief.
Their journey through the desert should have taken only a few weeks, but ended up lasting for 40 years. God always provided for them, and was always there in their midst leading them cloud by day and fire by night. Yet the people chose to remain in doubt of God’s faithfulness, and an entire generation that had once been marked by God for greatness, died with an unfulfilled promise in the desert.
How many times have we allowed our circumstances, feelings, hurts, and pains replace the promises of God’s Word in our lives? How many times have we chosen to settle and be comfortable in our current state, instead of trusting God and stepping out in faith, believing that victory is found on the other side of our obedience?
Do not give up on the promises of God. Choose to trust that God will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), and to believe that He is a good God, who has good plans for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). Decide today to be a part of a generation that is full of faith, and take possession of the “Promised Land” God has already given to you: health, wholeness, promise, blessing, favor, and breakthrough.
When you trust in Him, you WILL walk in victory and no weapon that is formed against you will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
There were so many golden nuggets in this blog that I read today, so I figured it would just be easier to copy the entire blog and keep it here then to extract all the different pieces separately. 

"Don't give up on the promises of God." God keeps reminding me of this. That both speaks to God's goodness to keep on reminding me AND His desire for me not to lose out on our PROMISE(d) land because of doubt. 

I do believe. I do believe. I do believe. I do believe. {said the lion to the tinman}

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