Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
“Command the children of Israel, and say to them:
‘When you come into the land of Canaan,
this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance...
the land of Canaan to its boundaries.
Numbers 34:1-2 NKJV
It would seem today, that God is repeating Himself,
as He begins to layout the details of how the land is to be divided.
But then I noticed one little phrase... fall to you.
And I remember yesterday's reading ...
well, like it was yesterday.
God had said that after they crossed the Jordan,
they would have to
Which sounded like such hard work...
like fierce and heartless battles to be won.
But now I read this and come to the understanding
that God will be in those battles fully...
because the land, and the people will fall to them
in the battle.
God is not handing them empty land to walking into
and start afresh.
Rather, it is a land possessed by ungodly and idol worshipping people.
But He will be fighting for them... with them,
causing their enemies to fall before them,
giving them a land their inheritance.
And these promises are for us as well.
But we need to be willing to suit up for the battle...
So often, people want to know what the will of God is for their life.
But I believe that He will show them His will for them,
once they show how much they are willing to give;
once they show their will toward the battle ahead.
Are you willing to fight the hard things of life
to have all that God wants for you?
To press in and endure,
even when everyone else seems to be able to get away
with doing what ever they want...
act how ever they desire,
without so much as a glance at God
in obedience to His ways.
And yet you struggle to keep your faith?
I want to encourage you today, to
Hang in there!
God is for you...
He will have the inheritance fall to you,
and your enemies fall before you,
once you show that you are willing to stay in the battle.
Then He can take a stand before you and lessen the war around you.
Word of God... train me, today...
to trust you even in the toughest battles,
to suit up even when others around me do not.
I ask you to give me endurance today
as I stand to face my promised land.
I so long to have all that You promised,
but I know there will be a fight to take it.
Give me strength to show that I am willing,
and stand by me through and in it all
so that my enemies will fall before me
and my inheritance will fall to me.
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