Good morning, my friends. Yesterday we heard from the Lord together as we dug in deeper to Joshua 1. Moving into the second part of Overcoming Barriers to Blessing, we examined three signals that help usher us into blessing. We will find nourishment this week by considering each signal more personally.
When God told Joshua to "arise and go ...." He signaled a new beginning for Joshua. The opportunity required him to take some action and to lead the children of Israel into their blessing. Time in the wilderness had been difficult, and finally the Israelites recognized that the pain of staying the same was greater than then pain of change. Seeing this reality was not enough for the Israelites, and seeing this reality is not enough for us, either. We must get up and go to the land of blessing on the modern day "right side of the Jordan."
Go back to Numbers 13 and 14. Make some notes about wilderness Israel's response to the get up and go message (report from the spies).
Once you see how Israel responded, take some time and draw from last week's nourishment. Based on the blocks you identified last week, where is God leading you to "get up and go." Not only where is He leading you, what are you doing about it?
There are two generations highlighted in Numbers through Joshua. One generation (Wilderness Israel) is the generation waiting to die before God would bring His blessing. The other generation is the generation that God would bless once they acted obediently on His direction. Which generation are you are part of? No one but you will see your notes or thoughts so please be honest about where you are in the journey. Will you make a choice to get up and go, thus becoming part of Promised Land People?
Please leave comments below to encourage and challenge others as we consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds.