Moving on Up

moving on up

Exodus 6:6-8 (NIV)

“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”

If you read the book of Exodus in the Bible, you will read about how the Israelites had been in slavery for many years.  They found themselves in the land of “barely enough.”  They were just enduring, surviving, and barely making it through.

One day God brought them out of slavery through the leadership of Moses and took the Israelites into the desert.  The Israelites now found themselves in the land of “just enough.”  Their needs were supplied by God, but nothing extra.  You can read in Exodus how God provided manna for them to each day, but that was all.  They did not have any meat to eat.  Exodus also says that their clothes did not wear out for the entire 40 years they were in the desert.  The Israelites were probably grateful that God was taking care of their basic needs, but who really wants to wear the same clothes for 40 years?

After 40 long years, God eventually brought the Israelites into the Promised Land.  This was the land of “more than enough.”  The food and supplies were plentiful.  The bundles of grapes were so large that two grown men had to carry them.  It is referred to in the Bible as the “land flowing with milk and honey.”  When it says “flowing” it means that it did not stop coming.  There were unending amounts of food and supplies available to them.  It never ran out.

 

That is where God is taking all of us who believe in Him.

Maybe you might find yourself in the land of “barely enough” or “just enough” right now.  You don’t know how you’re going to make it through next week.  Don’t worry.  God hasn’t forgotten about you.  He’s leading you to a new land.  Just keep following his leading and move forward knowing that God has great abundance waiting for you.  Just remember that God loves you and He never forgets about one of His children.  Just be patient and take comfort in knowing that better days are yet to come.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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