We’re catching up with Priscilla Shirer, reading week five of One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. If you’ve been listening to Audio Session Five of the study, then you heard Priscilla say “I want to be a magnet that draws down the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life.” This week of study is specifically about breaking barriers as we find our destiny in our wilderness journey. In today’s lesson we learn that it’s time to turn, change direction with a new course, and go forward. The Israelites are breaking camp and moving in a new direction of their journey. They’re finally moving towards the Promised Land, after camping for 38 years and waiting for direction from God.
Imagine the life changes that occurred during those 38 years, as children were born, elderly were buried, marriages made and a cultural identity was created under the leadership of Moses. They are now ready to leave the comforts of their home, and move onward in their journey.
Father, we come together in unity as you teach us about changing our course and charting a plan for our journey. Speak to each of us, in a way that we can hear and listen to the Spirit. Give us wisdom to know your direction for our lives. Keep us centered on You and Your presence. May we find fullness in your love, wisdom in your words, and grace in your presence. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- When our souls begin to stir and the Holy Spirit begins gently nudging us to turn, set a new journey, and go, we can know that God is moving us in a new palce in our relationship with Him.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
“The LORD our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. ‘Turn and set your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negev and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. Deut 1:6-7
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
Are you at turning point, and if so, have you charted a plan of action based upon God’s will for you? Please share your story.