“But you shall seek the place where the Lord your God chooses…and there you shall go.”
– Deuteronomy 12:5
Obedience is always rewarded. It may not be done in our time or our prescribed way, yet it is still remunerated. This being the case, why then would any Christ-follower want to intentionally be out of the will of their Maker? It could be that we attempt to take “all the land” and that is good. The issue is many of us are trying to take land that was never promised or given to us.
In your life today, where do you see the Lord Jesus dwelling? Has He been telling you to remain where you are at or to move into other areas? If you do not find Him speaking to you, maybe you are not genuinely seeking the Spirit for direction. As Christians, we are to go into the places that the Lord Jesus Christ directs us. How will we know where this is if we do not read the Bible, God’s map for our lives?
God promised the nation of Israel that if they crossed over and possessed all of the lands of Canaan, He would bless them. It was “a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year” (Deut. 11:12).
In this life of sanctification as Christians, our desire should be to serve the Lord and seek His plan for our lives. If I am in a land where He wants me, then I can be sure His care for me is always present, and His eyes are still on me, His child. Who would not want that?
“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
– Psalm 23:2-3