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Ep 19// Part 1: Biblical Truths for Transitions! How You Can CONTINUALLY cross over into New...

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Hey mama, I don’t know about you but...

Times where “shifting” takes place, can be an opportunity for doubt and uncertainty and “ALL the feels” that aren’t all that positive to creep in.

I find myself again, on the shore of another major family transition. Change is often GOOD, but for me, it always brings some level of discomfort...and a foothold for me to easily feel lost or discouraged.

I wanted to find joy, confidence, and be reminded of the promises of God right I went back to reflect on my notes from Joshua and wanted to pick back up with you too!

What the Lord reminded me of this week is that TRANSITION or CROSSING OVER is CONTINUAL. We need to continually be grounded in the Principles of God, because we are going to need them for success time and time again.

I KNOW you are going to be so encouraged by today’s episode and ALL the Biblical wisdom covered!

I can’t wait to share with you tips for how to march forward in confidence and victory...making progress in the midst!

We’ll talk about concepts like:

- Remember

- Consecrate

- Heal and celebrate

- March forward in God’s Timing

All Success strategies for God’s warriors... listen to hear the details!






Full Episode Transcription:

Welcome back to The Nourishing Mompreneur Podcast, where we get encouraged and empowered as we pursue our greatest potential within the walls of our home. Hey Mama, my name is Michelle Hiatt, and I'm so thankful you're here. Do you feel like your life is good, but something in you feels unfulfilled? Do you feel stuck in the trenches of motherhood, exhausted and working so hard, but feeling like you're getting nowhere? Do you have big dreams you hold in your heart, but you've been living small? Are you motivated for more, but don't have the clarity or the courage to do anything about it? Do you want to discover God's best and see if it's really possible to be an excellent wife, an intentional mother, and be successful in business, all for the glory of God? As a wife of 16 years, a homeschooling mom of five, and an entrepreneur, I know exactly how you feel. Every bit of it. I truly believe that the most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your home and that there is purpose in every season. If you are a fellow business-minded mama, with a heart for home and a love for Jesus, let's process this journey and grow together.


Hey friend if you've been following along on this podcast for a while now, you remember I previously did several episodes rooted back in the book of Joshua from the Bible. You see, I was working through a significant transition in my life, a crossing over into deeper purpose and God brought me to the book of Joshua for encouragement step by step. it was amazing to see how when I was walking through paralleled the journey of the Israelites crossing over into the Promised Land. I connected and resonated with their journey so deeply and it gave me clarity as I took each step of faith. So if you haven't had a chance, I really encourage you to go back and listen to Episode 10.


That is about living in a place of ready principles for success from the book of Joshua. This is perfect if you feel like you're waiting on a promise of God to come to pass. If you feel stuck or stagnant in business, if you're feel like your days are circles of the same if you're ready for the next season, the next promotion the next blessing to come to pass. You're just wanting to get prepared. Now, we talk about in this episode three simple truths found in the book of Joshua that will help you live in a place of ready as you prepare to cross over into God's best and after that, you'll also want to go ahead and check out Episode 11.


This is kind of part two of success principles from Joshua. And in this episode, we talk about the two keys for your success and some crucial character qualities to instill in your children. Now these principles are straight from the book of Joshua, like I said on courage and obedient and this conversation is loaded with biblical truth and mom wisdom. It was probably one of my favorites to share. So definitely check those out. So I started simply going through my notes on what the Lord was showing me because I know that you as you pursue your greatest potential and God's best for your life. You need encouragement and you need support and this is a way that I can support you. And I know that this will resonate with you, too. I had intended to finish sharing all of my notes from Joshua basically it's just me sharing my bullet point journal with you, but I stopped and I shifted gears to talk about some other topics. But here I find myself again on the shore of another major family transition. You know, change is often good, but for me it always brings a level of discomfort. And that gives a foothold for me to easily feel lost or even discouraged. Times where shifting takes place in our life can often be an opportunity for doubt and uncertainty and all the fields that maybe aren't all that positive to come in or as James says in the book of James, I actually actually just read this this morning. Just consider these times as opportunity for great joy for when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So I wanted to find joy, confidence and to be reminded of the promises of God. So I went back to reflect on my notes from Joshua and I wanted to pick back up with you too.


What the Lord reminded me of this week is that transition or crossing over is continual we need to continually be grounded in the principles of God, the Word of God, because we are going to need them for success time and time again. God doesn't take us from A to Z and leave us there. In fact, we never arrive our whole life until we have every day that we wake up and we have breath in our lungs, He is still at work. He is still moving us he's still growing us and we should be on board for the journey. We don't want to resist that. I don't I don't know about you. But until the day I die, I just want to keep growing and I want to keep giving and I don't want to stop. He takes us From Glory to Glory. And I love that idea. I love that truth.


In 2 Corinthians 3:18 It says,

"But we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."


So we are by His Spirit. That's the key being changed from glory to glory in faith. We've got to trust that God is continually doing a new thing and taking us to a new place. If we walk in surrender and obedience, it's His spirit at work in our lives. Sounds simple, right? Well, I think you understand how challenging this can be and actually is our faith is activated in the in between and I want to get back to my notes from the book of Joshua today. I need the reminder and I know you will be blessed by the truth of God's word I'm not sure where this is going to head or I'll need a couple episodes to get through this. But let's have a little heart-to-heart Bible study together asking God to reveal His perspective, His truth as we press on towards the promises of God in our life.


Lord real quick, I just pray over the mom listening guide that you would open our ears to hear what you have for her. Help her to hear Your word, Your truth and just to encourage her spirit in this conversation today. Lord, I pray that you would just open my mouth to speak only your word God I pray that you would just flow through me and use me and that anything that is not of you would just fall on deaf ears. In the name of Jesus.


Okay, so the first thing I want to share with you, or I want to ask of you really is that you would picture yourself as a warrior. You are God's daughter, the daughter of a king and a warrior princess for His Kingdom, created for good works for His great purpose. I know you might feel weak, weary, maybe even lost and broken, but you have to see yourself for who you are. So see yourself right now. Putting on the armor of God and preparing to march for with God as your army general. See yourself as strong, bold, powerful and equipped for battle. Why is this important? Well, because inhabiting the land and taking territory is hard. Just because you're a Christian doesn't mean the journey is going to be easy. It's not however, it means that you know who is in charge. And who's you are and that is where our victory lies. So back to my notes.


The first point is that the Israelites were ready when God told them to march there wasn't time to prepare, but they were just waiting for the word. We talked about this again in previous and it was episode 10. We've got to live ready and stay ready because we never know when an opportunity will come or God is going to promote us or move us forward. The second point is that when they crossed the Jordan, the ark went before them that represented the very presence of God. So that was actually their victory and miracle. It is always important to be in the presence of God. It is actually everything the only thing that matters on our journey, your success and your marriage as a mother and your business and your health and whatever you're pursuing in life. It will only come but by God. I'm talking about true success that is so if all you do is spend your days seeking and knowing your creator, you my friend, make no mistakes about it are a success. But the thing is that God has created each of us on purpose for a purpose. And His purpose is what we want to walk in for His glory. So he has not called us to do everything, but he has called all of us to do something and that's what we want to be pursuing in our life.


Again, go back to Episode 11 and check out more on that specific topic and idea there but the next thing to remember when you march forward is well to remember that Israelites set up stones, a monument to remember and honor God after they crossed over the Jordan into the promised land. Let me read this passage for you to hear from Joshua. It says "When all the people had crossed the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, "Now choose 12 men, one from each tribe, tell them take 12 stones from the very place where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan. Carry them out and pile them up at the place where you will camp tonight. We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future your children will ask you, what do these stones mean? Then you can tell them they remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord's covenant went across. These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever.""


And then again, later on in that chapter. It's interesting. I think it's important when the Bible repeats itself it means that there is absolutely extra significance in that but it says again, "It was there at Gilgal that Joshua piled up the 12 stones taken from the Jordan River. Then Joshua said to the Israelites "In the future, your children will ask what do these stones mean? Then you can tell them this is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground for the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes and He kept it dry until you were all across just as he did a red sea when he dried it up until all had crossed over. He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the Lord's hand is powerful and so you might fear the Lord your God forever.""


I don't know about you but mom brain is a real thing. I'm not sure if it's mom brain or just a human brain. But as people we forget so quickly. That was one of the biggest things you saw and notice when the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, it's like God would perform a miracle you provide you just something beautiful and supernatural and then immediately they will start grumbling and complaining as if they never experienced that. I'm a big list person so I gotta write everything down to remember. Now my husband on the other hand has literally I'm sorry he has like probably never been in the list in his life. He operates completely different than me. I don't know how he does it. But he does forget a lot more details. However, he does great things. He's phenomenal. He's successful. He's awesome. Maybe his brain is just sharper than mine because he hasn't birthed by babies. I don't know. But either way, for me personally and I think for a lot of people when you're dealing with a lot of details and moving parts, especially for you as you are managing a household and pursuing a business and whatever you're doing as moms we got to write things down so we can remember we can probably all agree on that.


So on our journey as a kingdom entrepreneur, it is so important that we remember remember the miracles, the breakthroughs, the revelations from God, we've got to acknowledge and celeb