My First Step into the Promised Land

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Just like a proud mother patiently awaits for her child to take his/her first step, so does our Father in Heaven! I feel like a baby who has just taken my first step into freedom! Freedom from my old myself. I’m a bit shaky and wobbly, but I am completely relieved and excited to be here. Finally, I have crossed over!! It took years of heartache, betrayal, and disappointment to shape me into the woman I am today. I don’t want to go back to that victim mentality and to a girl who always let life defeat her.

In borrowing words from Beth Moore (Believing God), our Promised Land is a place of possession. She went on to say that we are called to possess Christ’s words, to have answered prayers, and the joy of Jesus. Overflowing blessings come to those who are obedient and have reached the Promise Land. We will abide in God’s love, have continuous victory over our enemies, and will receive harvest after harvest. To get to the Promised Land, we must first reach Gilgal. Gilgal was the place that God brought the Israelites full circle. They were different because they had a new covenant (relationship) with God. God removed any signs of their unbelief and began to release His promises.

How do you know if you have reached Gilgal? Beth said that a wounding often precedes our full reception of God’s promises. If you have been following my story, then you know I have been deeply wounded. The kind of wound that leaves you with nothing but God! I can honestly say that I am grateful and thankful for the experience for as I know that I have arrived. Don’t let me fool you, I am still a girl and will continue to act like one. I will have ups and downs and moments of disappointments. But that is just it, they will only be moments and will not last. Psalm 81:10 says, “I am the Lord your God who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and fill it.” I’m ready…are you??

Love in Christ,

Nichole

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