I started a new Bible study at church this week called One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer. I was a little skeptical at first, but after seeing the first video and reading the first couple of days of homework, I am excited to see what God's gonna do.
Did you know that there were two million Israelites in Egypt as slaves at the time of Moses? Two MILLION. I keep trying to wrap my brain around this number. That's more than the number of people who live in this state I call home. How do you organize that many people? The people at the back of the travelling caravan would end the day where the people at the front of the caravan started the day. And yet, only TWO of those walked into the promised land. That's called one in a million. There has to be a lot of graves between Egypt and Canaan, don't ya think? Has modern day archeology found any of those bones?? If you were told at the beginning of your journey you had a one in a million chance, would you take it? Actually, they all had the same chance at the beginning, they just messed up on the journey.
Two people who walked out of bondage walked into abundant living. I want to live in abundance but, honestly, right now, I'd really love to walk out of bondage. I have accepted God's gift of salvation, so I am free. I'm just not living like it. I keep doing the same things in the same ways and expecting different results every time. How crazy is that? It's time to do things differently. The enemy is on to us, friends, he will do whatever it takes to get you to believe lies. That is the biggest reason for me to do these memory verses. I want my ammunition ready and loaded. We have victory NOW in Christ, not someday in the future, let's live like it!
Galatians 5:1 NIV: It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselved be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
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