How you see yourself will determine how you see your future.
“You will miss God’s promised land if you ignore His voice speaking to you. Did you catch that? You can be saved and still miss God’s best for your life.” - Pastor Bil Cornelius
Dear Jesus, we know you have an amazing future prepared for us, so help us live knowing that you will pave the way. We believe that you are doing big things! In your name we pray, Amen.
“We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country… But the people living there are powerful… We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak! ...But Caleb [said] “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!” But the other men who had explored the land… disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!” So they spread this bad report…“The land we traveled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge. We even saw giants there… Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!” Numbers 13:25-33 NLT
Then the whole community..cried all night… in a great chorus of protest against Moses and Aaron. “If only we had died in Egypt, or even here in the wilderness!” they complained. “Why is the LORD taking us to this country only to have us die in battle? …Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?” Then they plotted among themselves, “Let’s choose a new leader and go back to Egypt!” Number 14:1-4 NLT
[Joshua and Caleb] said… “The land we traveled through and explored is a wonderful land! And if the LORD is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey. Do not rebel against the LORD, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! ..the LORD is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!” But the whole community began to talk about stoning Joshua and Caleb… the LORD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? Will they never believe me, even after all the miraculous signs I have done among them? I will disown them and destroy them with a plague…” Numbers 14:5-12 NLT
The voice of the LORD is powerful… The voice of the LORD strikes with bolts of lightning. The voice of the LORD makes the barren wilderness quake; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. Psalm 29:4,7-8 NLT
“I will pardon [Israel] as you have requested. But… not one of these people will ever enter that land. They have all seen my glorious presence and the miraculous signs I performed both in Egypt and in the wilderness, but again and again they have tested me by refusing to listen to my voice…But my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me, so I will bring him into the [Promise] land… Now turn around… you must [head back to] the wilderness.” Numbers 14: 20-25 NLT
‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say. You will all drop dead in this wilderness! Because you complained against me… You will not enter and occupy the [Promised] land. Numbers 14:28-29 NLT