(Originally posted 6-15-17)
One of the passages God has been speaking through to me lately has been Numbers 13. For context, this is the account of the spies of Israel being sent into the Promised Land. If you recall the story, you remember that this was the point where Moses selected leaders from each of the 12 tribes to scout out the land of Canaan. Canaan was part of the inheritance; the land God said He would give to Israel. Each of these leaders were men we assume Moses selected because of their maturity and depth of faith and devotion to God. These men were the best of the best and chosen because they were dependable, reliable, and would do the job well. This journey into Canaan would be their opportunity to scout out the land and determine how Israel would go about taking it.
In closing today’s entry, I will mention once again that what I write and share are the thoughts and feelings already going on within me. I’ve been wrestling lately with the idea of taking the land. God has shown me some things and has burdened my heart for certain opportunities. But I know they are big and appear as giants. How can they be conquered? How can I not feel like the 10 spies who dug in their heels and said “nope, not gonna do it"? If your spirit resonates with this topic, how can we pray for each other? I would love to do that and start the process of accountability. Through that, we can stop letting fear and lies hold us back from stepping into our God-ordained promise. The land is there and I believe if God has called us to it, it’s ours for the taking. Let’s go!