Why moving on?
“When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave. Greet a household when you enter it, and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it. But if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town.“ (Matthew 10:11-14 HCSB)
So, when they welcome you AND listen to your words! When they recognise!
If not, LEAVE! Don’t waste your time trying to convince them of the beauty of your ‘truth’!
When you ‘stay’, it will be received as a statement of agreement!
So, why moving on?
As you go, announce this: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, drive out demons. You have received free of charge; give free of charge. Don’t take along gold, silver, or copper for your money-belts. Don’t take a traveling bag for the road, or an extra shirt, sandals, or a walking stick, for the worker is worthy of his food. (Matthew 10:7-10 HCSB)
You can only find the strength to move on, to leave, when your life is focussed on the obedience of His Word. The hardest thing of getting connected is the connecting part, the way you attach your heart to people. Mostly it is where we learned to see beyond what is visible and dig into the destiny by connecting with the Heart of God. When He start to reveal the purpose of a place or person, that is where the pain of If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words comes in. When your ‘words’ are connected to their destiny, they don’t reject you, but they reject their destiny created before the foundation of this world.
When a father and mother are approaching the Throne of God for the future of your son or daughter, you carry the hardship, seeing them wandering away from it, living a live below the measurement of God and their destiny. Over time, again through connecting to God’s heart, this is the pain I feel when you see and are not received.
So, when the ‘oh no, not again’ leaving part comes in…. I cry!
And that’s why I wanted you to know!
But at the end, there is always the promise and that’s why I never loose HOPE:
Psalm 126:6 Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.