Well said, Bill!

"Israel was called upon to manifest the reign of God in their departure from Egypt and their entrance into the Promised Land. Normally this journey should have only lasted a couple of weeks at most, yet it took Israel 40 years. They wandered through the wilderness for 40 years. IN reality, they were only doing on the outside what they were experiencing on the inside. “Therefore I was angry with this generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their hearts, and they did not know my ways’; as I swore in my wrath, ‘they shall not enter my rest’” (Heb. 3:10-11 NASB). The phrase go astray means “to wander.” They wandered in their hearts first. What was going on inside of them defined and shaped the world around them. In other words, their internal realities became their external realities. The lesson is simple: What is going on inside of us affects what goes on around us. This principle affects health, relationships, success in our occupation, and our gifts and ministries. All things flow from the heart. Solomon realized this and taught: Watch over the heart with all diligence, for from it flows the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23)." - Bill Johnson