We’re catching up with the Bible Cafe™ and reading One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer. This week our womens online Bible study is specifically about breaking barriers as we find our destiny in our wilderness journey. Now it’s time to turn, change direction with a new course, and go forward. The Israelites are breaking camp and moving in a new direction on their journey. They’re finally moving towards the Promised Land, after camping for 38 years and waiting for direction from God. This is exciting news!

Imagine the life changes that occurred during those 38 years, as children were born, the elderly were buried, marriages were made and a cultural identity was created under the leadership of Moses. They are now ready to leave the comforts of their home and move onward in their journey.

Moving forward in the journey to the promised land, we read about obstacles in the path of destiny. Priscilla Shirer has listed some Bible Verses to be used as defensive weapons against enemy attacks. Hopefully, you took time to write these on a note card and keep a copy for handy reference.

My Bible Cafe™ friends your power over Satan is the Word of God and your knowledge of it. Study your bible, and never put it down! Like Moses, we need the continuous presence of God in our lives to fight the flaming arrows. Complacency is not going to win the battle.

Another strategic error is running ahead of God, not listening to His direction, and taking things into our own hands. A glance at one of those bumper stickers reading “Never drive faster than your angel can fly” should give you a good perspective-SLOW down! Listen for His voice and direction and if you are uncertain, wait and be still. God will answer in His intimacy with you.

 Heed this advice: A lack of faith stops the believer’s journey with God at the edge of the promised land. –One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. Learn about living by the Fruit of the Spirit as you enjoy her online Bible studies. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for weekly Bible teaching.