6 “The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 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. 8 See, I have placed the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to them and their descendants after them.’
It’s so hard to move on sometimes, isn’t it? We’re comfortable in a place, we’re at peace. We like the routine, the predictableness, the constancy. Even when we can sense God calling us up higher, or further in, further out; we just don’t want to get up sometimes. I need to admit to you, that I have a definite lazy streak, yep, you got it. I’m like that dog that just loves to lay in front of the fire, or curled up on some comfy cushion or chair. Problem is, my body starts to look like a comfy cushion, when I won’t get up and exercise. I am so looking forward to the Spring, and warmth, because I will get out every single day, weather permitting, and walk my dogs again. My body will get back into a better shape and condition, and so will my soul. Indeed, I have sat long enough at this mountain. Like a bear in Winter, I have hibernated and waited for the warmth to begin to penetrate the long, cold, dark. I can Hear God calling me out, calling me forth; telling me that I have lingered here long enough. He has healed me of my battle wounds, softened my scars, loosed my chains. He has opened doors in front of me and is calling me to walk through them. I don’t know where they lead, with God, I never do; but I must yield to His call, I must follow His beckoning voice. He is always faithful, always right, always true.
Perhaps some of you are sitting in front of a mountain, and you hear God’s still small voice, beckoning you to arise and come forth. Listen to Him, Heed His call. The places He takes us ,are more glorious than the places He takes us through. Yes, my fellow believer, we have all sat long enough at this mountain. It is time to go in and possess the land. He goes before us, let us follow.