Sunday, February 12, 2017

Don't Let Fear Keep You From Wandering

Don't Let Fear Keep You From Wandering by Keith Cook Jr.

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we shall surely overcome it." But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us." Numbers 13:30, 31

The Israelites were now wandering in the wilderness following the cloud by day and the fire by night. Wherever it went they followed.  When the Lord spoke to Moses saying, "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel", they were probably eager to let them go. They wanted desperately to enter into the Promise Land.

God knew that when He sent the spies they would have no trouble finding the Promise Land. He allowed for these chosen men to spy on the inhabitants and to inspect the land so that they may come and give a report to the people. Upon their return they reported that the land truly was one of "milk and honey" but that the inhabitants of the land were giants far greater that the Israelites. In fact they said that they appeared as only grasshoppers in the sight of the people. Because of this report the Israelites began to worry and fear that they would never be able to enter in.

Fear kept them from entering into the promise that God had given them. They knew that God was on their side and yet they doubted. Why did they doubt the God that had carried them from Egypt in His hand supplying for their every need? Fear. They allowed for their own fears of not being able to defeat the Nephilim, the giants of the land, to hinder God's perfect plan for them.

Many times as Christians we are put in this same situation. We know what we should do because God has put it on your heart, but we let fear take over. We are assured victory but yet we still don't obey. Do you trust God? If you are not able to step out on faith regardless of your personal anxiety, take some time to read the book of Numbers. Read of how it took the Israelites forty years to finally believe God. It will encourage you to take that step of faith. Be like Caleb in verse 30 where he was eager to enter the Promise Land. He was confident of victory. He trusted God so much that there was never a doubt in his mind. Follow his example and be overjoyed and eager to follow after God's will for your life. Don't let fear keep you wandering for forty years.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will show you areas of your life that you may be facing fears. Confess them, and pray for Boldness and Faith to step out and follow His plan.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Neighborhood Outreach Program. In reality, very little is being done to reach people in many communities across the USA. On The Go is striving to train local Christians and help them develop programs that can systematically and permanently reach real needs in their neighborhoods.

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