LESSONS FROM THE WILDERNESS
The lesson of the wilderness is that God protects those who stay close to Him no matter what.
When He brought the Hebrews out of Egypt, God stayed in front of the people as a cloud by day and a fire by night. They followed, never knowing where they were going. The only strategy they were allowed was that of day to day survival. This meant sticking close to the goodness of God because that’s where the provision, manna, was.
We all have to live and learn the wilderness lesson over and over again in different stages of life. However, let me tell you this: the Promised Land is different from the wilderness, where you follow God and survive by learning to trust Him.
The lesson of the Promised Land is that God blesses pursuit. Through God-given strategy and courage, the Hebrews took on walled cities, 31 kingdoms and warrior giants in the Promised Land. They followed their vision and God backed them up.
That’s how it works in your life as well. You learn how to trust God and live in His presence in the wilderness. Then, when you go after your vision for your destiny in the Promised Land, He backs you up. You don’t have to be afraid to pursue His will for your life.
So where are you? In the wilderness learning how to trust God for your provision? Or are you taking those first steps into your Promised Land? Maybe you’re already stomping around in your Promised Land taking on giants and claiming territory for the Kingdom. Whichever one is you, know that God is pleased.
Father God loves it when His kids move forward.
Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end– Deuteronomy 8:16
From my book Living Life /Forward