I would have thrown my head back in nervous laughter if you had told me a year ago what I’d be doing today.
It all started last spring when God led me to have a complete hysterectomy. I knew He was using it to heal me from almost thirty years of suffering. He kept whispering to my heart that this surgery was my path to freedom. He was calling me to rise; I just didn’t know what was on the other side of walking in this newness of life.
During the same season, God gave me a Holy Spirit heads up. He had been waking me up at 5 a.m. every day to spend time with Him . . . reading the Old Testament. I knew it must have been God’s doing because I’m NOT an early riser and I’m more of a “New Testament, let’s get to Jesus and real life application” kind of girl.
During the last few years of living on our ten acres and small hobby farm, God taught me a lot about the promised land. He began to teach me how to dwell with Him in the land of milk and honey.
I thought I knew the story of Exodus, about Moses, the rescue of God’s people, and all the rest of the drama in the wilderness. I sang the song about Joshua and Jericho in VBS. I knew that God had good plans for His people, but I didn’t understand what God had spent many years, generations of His people, and the majority of the Old Testament talking about when it comes to the Promised Land.
The promised land is more important than we realize in our lives today. It’s worth studying and finding out how we, too, can live with God in our own promised land.
Each of you has a unique promised land with Him. It’s not perfect. It’s definitely not vacation. But it’s where you best worship God with your entire life. It’s where you can dwell with Jesus now.
The promised land is where heaven comes down to meet earth, where God comes to dwell in you and with you, where the reason you were created becomes clear.
God also made it clear that my new calling was “to lead His children into the promised land.” I’m still unpacking this short but powerful statement with the help of God’s Spirit, but in leaning into my new calling, I’ve started the Jesus Led Adventure podcast. On it, I share how to know your calling, believe the promises of God for your life, go through the wilderness with purpose, and experience the adventure that is your faith journey with Jesus.
It humbles me and fills me with joy that I get to do this, that I get to lead you and speak truth into your life each week as you walk through your own promised land. Here’s a little bit of what you’ll get when you subscribe to the Jesus Led Adventure podcast:
You’re not alone in this, friends. Let’s walk through our promised lands together!
In the Jesus Led Adventure podcast, Stephanie shares insight, wisdom, and truth regarding how to live in your promised land. She is a passionate, personal guide for your faith journey. So if you desire to know God’s calling for your life, live a courageous faith, and understand how to dwell with God, this podcast is for you!
Follow along the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast with Stephanie by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes!