Wednesday, February 2, 2011

#134 -PROVISION BABY!

Rapid fire! It's coming at ya! Get ready for this, it is good. And.... good morning... blah blah... hope you are doing good! I'm jacked!!!


Again, we are veering off path of our reading schedule, but the Lord is allowing me to share some revelations while they are fresh and just JUMPING out of my head and to my fingers!! For those of you out there who have a dream, THIS is going to set you FREE!!!!! This partnered with FREE FROM DOUBT is a FREEDOM combination! PRAISE GOD! Are you ready?? 


We're going to visit Exodus 16:12-30.... stick with me on this, it may seem long, but go with me! I'm going to include the highlights here:
Exodus 16:12-30 - I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites; speak to them, saying, At twilight you shall eat meat, and between the two evenings you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.
    13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp.
    14And when the dew had gone, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a fine, round and flakelike thing, as fine as hoarfrost on the ground.
    15When the Israelites saw it, they said one to another, Manna [What is it?]. For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.(A)
    16This is what the Lord has commanded: Let every man gather of it as much as he will need, an omer for each person, according to the number of your persons; take it, every man for those in his tent.
    17The [people] did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
    18When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; each gathered according to his need.
    19Moses said, Let none of it be left until morning.
    20But they did not listen to Moses; some of them left of it until morning, and it bred worms, became foul, and stank; and Moses was angry with them.
    21They gathered it every morning, each as much as he needed, for when the sun became hot it melted.
    22And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each person; and all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses.
    23He said to them, The Lord has said, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord; bake and boil what you will bake and boil today; and all that remains over put aside for you to keep until morning.
    24They laid it aside till morning, as Moses told them; and it did not become foul, neither was it wormy.
    25Moses said, Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord. Today you shall find none in the field.
    26Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there shall be none.
    27On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they found none.
    28The Lord said to Moses, How long do you [people] refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?
    29See, the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day the bread for two days; let every man remain in his place; let no man leave his place on the seventh day.
    30So the people rested on the seventh day.
OK... PROVISION. I don't know what provision that YOU need for your life, but praise God I received a revelation on this for ME! Whatever God has called you to do, He has also PROVIDED the PROVISION for you to accomplish it! Now, don't get me wrong, the Children of Israel on the exit from Egypt should NOT have taken 40 years to get to the Promise Land! Why did it take them 40 years to get there? Because they had a BAD ATTITUDE! They murmured, they complained, their hearts weren't right! What should've been a TEN DAY journey took them 40 years! Isn't that ridiculous?!?! That's why Tyler doesn't especially like this analogy, but it works for me. God provided what they needed EVERY day. They walked out of their house, and GOD provided food for them! All they had to do was bend over and pick it up! 


What did they gather? According to their need! Up to an omer of food, but they gathered according to their need! Maybe the tiny skinny mom, or child, did not eat an omer of food, so they did not gather up that much, but they did not lack. They gathered WHAT they needed! So, let's take for example ME.... my husband and I are in a PEOPLE & PRODUCT business. We work with the best people across the US, and we work with 1500 companies & the best PRODUCTS that are available on the market. So... how does this story apply to me? Man, what freedom! This is how it applies, GOD has provided the PEOPLE that are suppose to be in business with us. And like the MANNA God provided for the Israelites, they WALKED OUT THEIR FRONT DOOR and there it lay, on the ground! They did not have to TOIL to pick it up! They just bent over and picked it up! Their need was met! Food for their body. Their need was met. (Now, if they wouldn't have been complaining, they would've had a whole lot more than manna and quail to eat because they would have entered into the land flowing with milk & honey in 10 days! BUT, because they had to complain and murmur, quail & manna was what was on the menu for 40 years!) Nonetheless, they ate. They did not TOIL to collect their food. The manna came to them, the quail came to them. For me, ALL I have to do is LEAVE MY HOUSE to collect MY MANNA! HOW MUCH??? HOW MUCH DO I COLLECT? I collect as much as I need! How big is my dream? BIG! How many lives to I want to affect? 100's of thousands of millions of people in my lifetime for the Gospel of Jesus! SO, my PROVISION is there and is exactly what I need! 


Now.... HOW LONG does it have to take me to collect my provision and get this train where it needs to go? Let me tell you, NOT 40 YEARS! With a GOOD ATTITUDE & the RIGHT EXPECTANCY, my 40 year journey can dwindle down to 10 DAYS! 10 DAYS! It doesn't have to take long! It IS a journey nonetheless, but it doesn't have to take forever! People don't have to die off in the wilderness on my trip, like the children of Israel. 


They gathered for 6 days, on the 6th day, they gathered enough for the 7th day and guess what??? The children of Israel have a DAY OF REST! Every week they had a DAY OF REST! HELLO! They collected enough for 7 days in 6 days and they RESTED! Whatever your goal, whatever your dream, you don't have to go so hard that you get burnt out! That day of rest, whatever your 7th day is, that day will renew and refresh you. On my day of rest, if I wake up and there are dishes in the sink, guess what happens to them? They STAY in the sink until the next day! I don't clean, I don't fold clothes, I don't usually cook anything extravagant. Hello pizza! Or hello "let's go out to eat!" It's a day where EVERY part of my being gets to get refreshed! Guess what that does for my 6 days? It makes my 6 days MORE PRODUCTIVE than if I worked for 7! 


SO. Provision. Do you need people? Go out and collect the people without toil. Like the Israelites just bent over to pick up their manna, you can just as easily go out and pick up your provision. Go out, GOD has put the people right there, you just need to collect. Do you sell products? Go out and sell your product. Pick up the phone, sell your product. God has put the people out there who WILL buy it! Do you need ideas? Open your mind and allow God to pour in the ideas you need. Collect your INVENTIONS! Whatever you need, God has ALREADY provided for you, and his GOAL for you is for you NOT TO TOIL along the way! 


10 DAYS BABY! 10 DAYS! Has it always looked like it would take FOREVER for you to reach your destination? NO MORE! You get a GOOD ATTITUDE! Get an attitude that EXPECTS to walk out and COLLECT your provision. You open your mouth, and collect your provision. You say HI to someone and you just collect! You get a GOOD ATTITUDE, get an attitude of EXPECTANCY, GO OUT (you can't stay in your house to collect your provision, God put it OUT in the marketplace, it's not going to rain in through your roof), GO OUT & COLLECT IT! The combination of your ATTITUDE of EXPECTANCY & the revelation that IT IS ALREADY DONE, GOD has already provided everything you need, that will get you to YOUR PROMISE LAND! All you have to do is WALK out your 10 day journey! Not your 40 YEAR journey, your 10 day journey!


The GROUND is WHITE! THE HARVEST is READY! There is enough MANNA for ALL OF US!!! Go collect YOUR PORTION of what God has set out for you! IT'S THERE!


Dude... I know. This was good stuff! Life changing revelations in these words! Now, go out with confidence! Change your life. Change your families future. Show the World what God can do, that you & everyone, "... shall know that I am the Lord your God!" Ex. 16:12b


I'M JACKED!!!!!!!!

Make sure you read FREE FROM DOUBT!!!

4 comments:

Tarra said...

So glad you put this in blog form. It hit home when you shared that night and reading it lets it sink in. Thanks for being faithful!

Jen Wood said...

So I just posted on your "Free From Doubt" post ... this one is just as amazing to me! Thanks!

Jen Wood said...

... and timely!!!!!

Amy J. McCart said...

Jen...
I wrote this one a year ago too!! I'm meditating on this for myself too!!!

GOD HAS PROVIDED!!! The business IS out there! The PEOPLE who need what I have and what YOU have... the PEOPLE are there who want our "product/service"! Like MANNA right outside our door... the business is there!

Another one that I'm having to "RE-PLANT" in my mind and heart!! :)

Blessings to you Jen! :)
Amy

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