“Every place where you set your foot will be yours” (Deuteronomy 11:24)
My precious friend, God has a special blessing for you today. As His word comes to you it will not return void. It will fulfil the purpose for which God sent it to you. Today’s Word from God is from Deuteronomy 11:24, “Every place where you set your foot will be yours.” Many times we wonder why God makes us wander through many places. When Absalom the son of David rose against his father, the king of Israel and he came with a large army to arrest David and take over the throne, David ran with his few trusted men to the wilderness. He had no footwear and he had to walk on the thorns, stones and ground on barefoot crying. Those who are righteous cannot bear troubles. The path of emptiness, ingratitude, needs, shame sickness etc is difficult to walk on but God says every place where you have set your foot will be yours.
God doesn’t allow us to walk on fertile field. He makes us to walk through wilderness. Only then the wilderness will blossom and bloom through the power of God who is in us. God says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:19). You will walk through the wilderness and desert all alone thirsty, hungry and without hope but it is there God will do a new thing. God did that for Abraham. He sent him away from the land to a foreign land and told him, “Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you” (Genesis 13:17). Abraham had to walk through the wilderness but wherever his foot touched God gave that land to him.
Today, the country of Israel is established where that one man walked in obedience to God’s will. When I had an opportunity to meet with the Prime Minister of our nation, he said that he is a friend of the Prime Minister of Israel, now India and Israel are friends. India is a big country and Israel is a small country which you can cover in a day’s travel, but the world is proud that they are the friends of Israel only because Abraham walked with God in that wilderness. When you walk through the wilderness God will honour you. You are honouring God’s Word and doing God’s will therefore God will give you that land. God will make a way in the land. He will bring forth streams to feed you. He will give you praise and honour in the same land you were weeping and you will establish God’s kingdom among the people before whom you wandered.
As I have walked with tears in my family life, my spiritual life, in this world, give me the land where I have been put to shame. Bless me and honour me in the same place. Provide all my needs. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.