Tag: hunger

Taking New Territory- Part 4 Hunger

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When we “normally” think of HUNGER,
we think about our stomachs, most of the
time.

In our small group leader’s teachings,
the discussion of HUNGER was a HUNGER
for GOD!…continuing our teaching by Miles Welch.

Joshua 5:10–1210”On the evening of the fourteenth day
of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of
Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. 11The day
after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the
produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain.
12The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from
the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites,
but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.”

To understand the importance of this story…
we have to understand  the background to the Manna.  

 

  • Manna was God’s provision to Israel in the desert
    while they were wandering.

 

Exodus 16:4-5, 4Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain
down bread from heaven for you.”

 

So, six (6) days they would go outside morning and
evening and there would be bread from heaven….
enough for everyone to have their share….on the day
before Passover collect 2x as much.

 

It was miraculous….

  • The Joshua 5 Generation was born in the desert.
    They had never known God’s provision outside
    of manna…until it stopped.

 

Manna was basically all they had ever known….
manna was normal to them, the way grocery stores and
restaurants are normal to us. It was how they ate….
then it stopped….

 

Someone turned off the Manna….did we forget to pay
the manna bill?

 

Imagine how we would feel if one day all the
grocery stores and all the restaurants stopped
having food…that must be something of how they felt.

 

  • With the manna gone, God would provide
    for Israel through the “milk and honey” of
    the Promised Land.

 

 

  • Wandering was no longer an option for the
    Joshua 5 Generation. They had no choice but
    to fight their way into the Promised Land.

 

Perhaps it was God’s safeguard against them failing
like their parents had done. I believe this is true…
God removes the option of wandering when he stopped
the manna. Now their only way to eat was forward, into
the unknown….into the Promised Land.

 

They had no option but to go into the Land…
They were hungry!

 

Isn’t that the way we are with our businesses?  We
coast along taking for granted what we have,
expecting things to continue as they have always
been. Just working a little here and a little there.

 

NOT REALLY HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS!

 

It’s not until we feel the hunger pains that we
start our trek into the unknown, the new territory!

 

We can each put our own story into the “rest of
the story”.

 

It’s then that we must decide that we’re actually
going to take new territory, or we’re going to
quit this business and join another.

 

Then when we get hungry again, we quit that
business and join another…

 

I’ve been there…. I’m sure you have too!

 

So from this point on let’s pull together as a team
and do what our leaders are telling us to do.

 

Stick with us and let’s make this work.  Sure we’ll have
“start-up issues”, but that’s NORMAL.

 

Can’t you just imagine how the Israelite’s felt.

 

Moses had sent 12 into the LAND to scout it out…

Ten came back with a negative report…
This land is filled with Giants and we are but
Grasshoppers in their site. (We’ll never be able
to take the land….i.e.: Grasshopper Complex.
These men had “small thinking”. )

Numbers 13:31
But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack
those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread
among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had
explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those
living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. ….
WE SEEMED LIKE GRASSHOPPERS IN OUR OWN EYES,
AND WE LOOKED THE SAME TO THEM.”


Two of them (Joshua and Caleb) came back with
a “good report”.  Yes there are GIANTS in the land
BUT….YOU SHOULD SEE THE SIZE OF THOSE GRAPES!!


YES, WE CAN TAKE THE LAND!!!!

 

REMEMBER: TO HAVE THE SUCCESS YOU WANT BUT
DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE IN YOUR LIFE,
SOMETHING MUST CHANGE.
 THAT SOMETHING IS YOU!

 

You must be HUNGRY for Success AND you must
know that YOU CAN DO IT!!  And take daily ACTION,
doing INCOME PRODUCING ACTIVITIES!

In the end it was hunger that moved them from
wanderers to warriors…it always is…

 

As you read this, think of what YOU need to do to
accomplish your daily goals.  Then begin a
systematic approach to accomplishing those
daily goals and soon…… you’ve have your
monthly goals accomplished… then your
quarterly goals….. then your annual goals…

And THEN……

If you’re still undecided on what you want to do
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B-Blessed!

Jerry and Diane
JerryNDiane@NJoyFreedom.com

Taking New Territory- part 3 still on Holiness

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Well,,,, I really thought when I started this post
that it would be over in about two posts.

BUT…. There’s more….. and it’s good!

Remember from last time that there was so
much murmuring and complaining that the
parents who left Egypt could never accomplish
what they wanted to accomplish.  Or better
stated, because of their complaining they
just died in the wilderness with NO success.

That’s what we do in our home based business
when all we do is look for flaws in the system
or just TALK negative about people, places or
things pertaining to the business.

Right??

Well let’s not do that…

What do we do??

Let’s look again at the book of Joshua Chapter 5 to
see what we must do.

We’ll look at a metaphor to explain what’s applicable
to us today…

The story:Joshua 5:  “All those who came out of Egypt—
all the men of military age—died in the wilderness
on the way after leaving Egypt. 5All the people that
came out had been circumcised, but all the people
born in the wilderness during the journey from
Egypt had not. 6The Israelites had moved about in
the wilderness forty years until all the men who were
of military age when they left Egypt had died, since
they had not obeyed the Lord.”

Here’s a case where the parents had stopped obeying
the LORD and stopped circumcising all the male
children.  This is something the LORD had wanted
but the parents, because of their murmuring and
complaining, forgot what they needed to do.

I am not sure why the parents did this…
here are some guesses…

 

Parents were under the judgment of God…
wandering in the desert…waiting to die.

  • Maybe…..parents Lost a vision for what
    their generation could become…
    Without vision…started to drift from zeal for God.
  • Maybe….parents Fell more in love with the
    past than the future…Started being a
    “remember when” generation.
  • Maybe they felt like kids had it hard enough…
    wander around…let them off the hook.

 

Whatever happened…the parents drifted in zeal for God…
Regressive generation…failed faith environment…
parent’s legacy passed to kids was spiritual failure…
let their kids off the hook for holiness.

 

God could not have this…Circumcision was about
holiness…God never lets us off the hook when
it comes to holiness….he didn’t then and He doesn’t now.

 

If God is going to take new territory through us…
He is going to want to take some NEW HOLINESS
TERRITORY in us….Holiness is a big deal to God…
He never lets us off the hook.

 

So we look at our business.  Are we ready for what’s coming?

We spend so much time on “other things” that the
“important things” don’t get done.

So what happened…

The children of those that left Egypt had to get
right…or get circumcised in this case, in order to
move on into the success of their journey.

Same with us…. If we’ve not done some of the
basics in our business,,,,, we need to get on it
and get them done!!!

After the young men were circumcised, they had
to remain in the camp for a time of healing.

Oh that’s so true…. We need to spend the necessary
time, doing what needs to be done for the basics of
our business… Learn,,,, Learn… watch…. Practice…
practice and learn more.  Then we’re ready.

Next, here’s a question Miles Welch ask the small group
leaders…

Where are we letting ourself off the hook on holiness?

Where are we giving ourselves a pass? Where are we riding
on last year’s holiness? (success, dreams)

Where are we drifting into secret sin…thinking
NO ONE will know?

Where are we letting ourselves say things holiness
wouldn’t say?

Things we see that holiness would never allow
itself to see…where are we letting ourselves go
places holiness will not go and do what holiness
would never do? Where are we letting ourselves
off the hook?

 

This is not some legalistic, make us feel bad about
ourselves guilt trip…I am not talking about perfection
or even religion…I am talking about LOVE FOR GOD
that refuses distraction….that is what holiness is…
a love for God that translates into obedience to God…
even when that obedience is painful, personal and private…
and no one would know if we obeyed or not…
that is holiness..

 

Now let’s ask these same questions as they relate
to our business…

 

Where are we:

            + With Giving ourselves a pass

            + With Riding on last years successes
+ With our Drifting
+ With our WORDS

We must ask ourselves these questions daily:
So we keep focused on our business.

So we keep doing INCOME PRODUCING activities.

If we love our business, we avoid distractions.
If we love our business, we are obedient to do
what needs to be done. 

 

YES,,,, even when it’s painful, personal and private.

 

SO… let’s get focused… get back on the track…so
we can achieve our promised land.

 

Let’s do it!

 

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Next time we’ll talk about HUNGER.

How hungry are you for success?

 

B-Blessed!


Jerry and Diane
JerryNDiane@NJoyFreedom.com