Father God thank you that we have another opportunity to study and ponder your word. Give us wisdom to discern how to apply theses messages to our lives. In Jesus name Amen.
Chapter 3 - Don't Give Up
Joyce was talking about having a Wilderness Mentality, and I think we all get there sometimes. That rut that keeps us going around the same Mountain. "But that's the way we've always done it."
Matthew15: 6 So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers), you have set aside the Word of God [depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect]. (amp)
One day I was on my way to work and talking with God. I was thinking - Wow that's bad it took them 40 years to make an 11 day trip. They wandered and wandered, grumbling and complaining, all they had to do was listen to God and follow Him. All they had to do was to be grateful. That wasn't very smart, they could have had it all, and it took FORTY years. Then I heard God speak into my Spirit, "And how old are you Lynn? And when did you start really being obedient to my words?" Ouch! What was that about Judge not lest ye be judged. :)
The important message that Joyce was getting at in this chapter is "Don't Give Up". No matter what we've done or haven't done, keep going. If you miss your mark, pick yourself up and keep going. Again, don't let all those negative thoughts that come to you take residence in your mind. If we know how to worry, then turn it around and meditate on Gods word.
Ponder on areas that you have struggled with. (There's those strongholds again.)
Have you reached the victory circle or are you still in the race? - (Remember Don't Give Up!)
If you are still in the race is your 11 day journey past the 11th day?
What is holding you back?
What can you do to finish that race?
If you are in the victory circle what revelations did God give you to cross the finish line?
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
Thank you God for your wisdom and strength as we renew our minds. In Jesus Name Amen.
Have a Great Blessed Day!