In Numbers 13 Moses sends out a leader from each of the tribes of Israel to spy on the land of Canaan which the Lord had promised to his people. So we see these men spend 40 days surveying the land and preparing a report to bring back to Moses and the Israelites.
Now, they know that this is the land that God promised to give them but all they can think about are the obstacles that they perceive are in their way. They even bring back fruit from the land to show how lush it is. The first thing they said to Moses was, “It really is a land flowing with milk and honey.” So, God tells them this is what I want for you, they go and see that it was what God said it was.
BUT, the next thing they say is Anak is there, the people are very strong, the cities have very high walls. Then, the lies start to spread throughout the camp convincing the rest of the Israelite’s that they would have been better off to die in the misery of slavery than to follow God to the promised land.
What promised land is God trying to lead you to right now? What are your Anaks? What are the high city walls? What are the lies that you’re hearing that are scaring you from the milk and honey that God wants you to have?
Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Yet, we allow fear and lies to scare us away from the Good that God has for us. Don’t let the lies of Satan keep you from the land of milk and honey.
Partnering with your missionaries can be messy and difficult but God desires to guide you to a place of amazing joy. Don’t believe the lies that make it seem impossible but trust that God will make the way. Missionaries and churches can help each other get to the promised land. Here2There can help you learn more about what partnerships are and how to create them. Please check out our website at http://www.here2there.org/resources/. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected].
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