In my quiet time I read Day 50 in the Book of Mysteries written by Jonathan Cahn. The title is The Exodus Factor and is about the Ivrim.
It means Hebrew-Those who cross over. The Hebrews crossed over the Red Sea and the River Jordan to get to the Promised Land. They crossed the Red Sea to get out of Egypt (old land). before they could cross the River Jordan (new Land).
In Genesis 12 God told Abram to leave everything he knew and go where He was going to show him. Abram might have been a little nervous about those instructions but he obeyed anyway.
As I read this the Lord showed me my journey begins in my head. I have to leave those fearful thoughts-renew my mind with faith filled thoughts before I can enter the promised land He has for me. My faith in Him and the process He is taking me through will in deed take me to where He wants me.
If you need to get to your promised land but you feel like you’re being delayed, remember you have to get out of the old land, physically, mentally or emotionally. You have to breakthrough and move to the new land. It can be done.
Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 12:51; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24
Today is the beginning of a time no one has any clue how things are going to be. We all are in the same place-trying to make our way. Plans and resolutions are in place but how long will we adhere to them. One day, one week, one month, more. Then back to square one when we fall off the wagon.
I started a journey April 2016-not the beginning of any year. I’m still working my way to the finish line. My journey is more important than any other thought that crossed my mind at the Head of The Year-beginning of the Hebrew year I follow. It is also more important than any list I make for this year-2017.
Although I’m focusing on one major task I’m also moving forward in every other area of my life. This is my pruning, restructuring and conquering year.
I am becoming the person I was always meant to be. How about you?
I wonder what the outcome of the journey will be.
It’s a road never traveled before.
Mountains and valleys—a roller coaster ride.
Full of surprises that can’t be foreseen so planning’s gone by the wayside.
Can’t imagine the outcome. There are too many variables.
The consequence of consistency makes for a dull life.
Gearing up for the unknown, ready to move forward.
I can’t help but wonder.
Six years ago to this day (exact date) I made my exodus from Ohio to the Promised Land where God sent me. Texas was not on my radar but it sure was on His. He knew best.
It wasn’t something that could be done in a day, week, month or year. It actually took three years to the month to accomplish the mission. I had to sell my home, leave my job and say good-bye to family and friends. Some people were happy for me and some not so happy but just couldn’t understand, even when I said God said go.
I’d never moved any further than across town. Moving across several states was a big undertaking of which I had no knowledge. I started with lists-many to do lists that kept growing.
The first thing The Lord told me to do a year before telling me I was moving was to pack up my kitchen. Being His obedient child I complied even through an injury I was suffering. The packing didn’t stop at the kitchen but mushroomed to other parts of my home. A year later when He told me where I was moving, my house was already half packed.
In those three years I learned a lot about my relationship with The Lord. My faith in Him grew exponentially because I learned He was the only one I could trust and lean on. He had my path laid out and met all my needs. He had people lined up along the way to help me in my journey. The Lord left no stone unturned.
Today, six years later I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I decided to discount His direction for my life and gone where I wanted to go. One good thing is I won’t have to find out because obedience is better than sacrifice. I’ll joyfully keep on the journey He prepared for me being thankful along the way.