Our actions say a lot but if people don’t know why we are doing what we are doing then they can be misunderstood. It is important to teach our children and those who God has placed in our lives about who God is and our experiences with the Lord. Joshua and the Israelites in his generation served and worshiped the Lord but after they all died the next generation neither knew God or what he had done for Joshua and his generation. WHAT!!!! We need to be deliberate in teaching the next generation
When we Wholeheartedly Follow God it will pour out in our actions and words. The condition of your heart will reflect in your actions. Caleb was a man that wholeheartedly followed God no matter what and it showed in everything he did. God wants us to have a heart fully devoted to Him. He wants us to give him our whole heart! Where is your heart in regards to the Lord?
In life you will have decisions that can be made and even if you look at it from every angle there are things you don’t know. It is so important we ask God for his advice. He knows what is best and which way we should go. Joshua and the Israelites had a decision that was before them but instead of asking God what they should do they looked at all the evidence and made their own decision which turned out awful in short term and long run.
I have found that God isn’t usually logical or rational with things He asks us to do. For Joshua and the Israelites He asked them to walk around the wall of Jericho for 7 days to start a battle. Now that if is not Strange Orders I don’t know what is. The Lord wants to partner with you in doing things: He will give you the easy job while he takes the hard job. And the only thing you need to do is obey his orders.
It doesn’t matter if you just gave your life to the Lord or if you have been walking with Him a long time Real Faith is when He requires of you to do something and you believe with God’s help all things are possible. Joshua and Caleb had real faith. Even though the other spies didn’t believe God could conquer the land with them Joshua and Caleb did. And because of their faith they got to go into the Promised Land.