Kimberly N. Alleyne
The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor
“And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites unto a land flowing with milk and honey.” Exodus 3:17
In Part 1 of this series, we shared that faith, trust, thanksgiving, and praise are key essentials of a milk-and-honey life. Our faith, even if it’s a measure as small as a mustard seed (and that’s small!), warms God heart. As we mature, our faith grows during the course of daily living—from glory to glory! And as we mature, we, like Apostle Paul, learn to become content no matter what situations face us. Contentment is a characteristic of the milk-and-honey life. In this series installment, we are sharing other milk-and-honey life characteristics.
Philippians 4:11-13 (KJV)
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The Apostle Paul wrote he learned to be content no matter what he was experiencing. His contentment meant that He understood that no matter his circumstance, all that truly mattered was God’s presence and purpose; His love and mercy for us are constant, and spiritual food for our journey. Now, contentment does not mean that we are to be stagnant or allow our circumstances to hinder us in walking out God’s purpose for our lives. It does mean that good times will come as will bad times, and in all circumstances we have to keep praising God because He is with us–in us– in ALL situations. CONTENTMENT DOES NOT EQUAL COMPLACENCY.
Forgiveness: When we are living a milk-and-honey life, we pursue peace and move quickly to forgive our offenders. After all, if we don’t forgive those who’ve hurt us or betrayed us, we can’t expect God to forgive us. Matthew 6:14-15
Fire: Milk-and-honey lifers are on FIRE!! They stay lit for the Kingdom. Lukewarm faith, ministry, or evangelism is insufficient. Revelation 3:16
Approval: The only approval we seek or want is God’s. Other’s approval of us, our dreams, or giftings aren’t even a factor. Living an authentic milk-and-honey life looks like pleasing our Creator, who shaped us in His image–He approved us before we ever made our debut. Enough said here. Galatians 1:10
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Read Part 1 of the Milk-and-Honey Life series here.