|The Carlisle Citadel|
This week I (Eileen) am in Carlisle, England for a three day workshop. The first day was great with a lot to think about and put into action! I clearly now have to get into gear though. This evening I am sitting here thinking of the list of things I need to be processing tonight for the sessions tomorrow and finding all the answers to the questions we have agreed to do over night. It is amazing how some of these questions make you think.
One of the things we have been looking at is Numbers 13 & 14; here is the statement they give.....
You are one of the children of Israel standing at the edge of the promised Land. That land of plenty you have heard about from your parents and grandparent. You are so close to your destiny. You can see it, smell it, almost touch it. You have walked for days through the desert to get here. You've even tasted the delicious grapes brought back by the spies. Suddenly you realise you will never get to the Land. As a result of the report from the spies you have given up you enabling belief and taken on a limiting belief. Why has this happened.
It made me think, clearly the answer is relatively obvious; The report from the spies was negative speaking of the people of the land. Trying to process the question on a deeper level and thinking that there must be something more. The word is amazingly simple and appears to be a single small statement. We looked like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them! It is the perception they have of themselves and there fear to of these people that cause their answer. They are not looking at the land and it's people's through God's eyes.