Friday, July 1, 2011

The Land

The kids and I went for another alley walk today. We went to the playground and they played there for a couple of hours. It was sunny and beautiful outside. The grass is green, the lake is inviting, but cold. There was a breeze. A lot of people were out and about excited for the long weekend.
I am excited to be able to be outside. I'm excited to use the land that He has given us. It feels so good. It is a lovely gift.
As I prayed this morning for direction, God made a few things very clear. He told me that He is the Path, and as long as I am able to just keep my eyes and focus on HIM, I will know the direction to go.  He led me to Joshua 2, the story of Rahab and the Israelite spies. I read through the entire story and at the end it says this; " The Lord has surely given the whole land into our hands, all the people are melting in fear because of us."
Ah, in my heart it felt like God was saying to me, "Bethany, I am giving you and others the whole land, this is your mission field, now go and be fruitful for me."
Am I courageous and bold enough to go out and take this land that He has given me?  Do I follow Him, my Path and Light, so that others will know Him too? Have I been able to recognize that the fork in the road is an avenue to a large harvest? Do I see where I am now as a stepping stone into more of His will?
There are many people in the land that I live that are like Rahab.  They are ripe and ready to fear the Lord. They just need someone to invite them. Jesus is enticing me to invite, and I will step forward in His invitation.
Say That Again, Jesus, You have given the whole land into our hands, my hands, the hands of Your Body. Praise to You this day! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comments, I like hearing from you!