On Joshua’s death bed he proclaimed “We have seen every single promise from God come to pass.” I know on my death bed I want to say that.
When God gives you a promise you need to ask Him this question . . . Check out the video to find out.
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 is so easy to go to God when things are going bad in our lives and then forget about Him when everything is going good. But God wants to be in our lives all the time, the good and the bad. And just before the Israelites entered the Promised Land the Lord said they were about to prosper in the land but He warned them to not forget Him when they do.
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.
When God asks us to do something it is going to require faith and trust in Him. What are we going to do walk away or move forward with God? The Israelites had a lack of Faith in God and couldn’t believe that God could help them conquer the promise land. God decided to raise up a generation that would believe him and trust that when He said he would do it there was not doubt about it. Story of Moses sending out the 10 spies in to the Promised Land.