Summary: Let me tell you, we haven’t even scratched the surface of what God has in store, if we can believe Him for it and receive it from Him!
Good morning, God is Faithful to us, we have so much to be thankful for don’t we?
Turn and tell your neighbor, God is good “to me all the time”,
As Dave Ramsey always says, I’m doing better than I deserve!
Everyone us, can look back in our lives and we all have triumphs to be remembered, not one to be forgotten and so many yet to be experienced!
We’ve come a long ways baby, so the old saying goes, but we ain’t made it to our destination yet.
Were still on the journey to the promised land, and I think we would all say,
“we wouldn’t take nothing for our journey now” and what a journey it has been.
If we were to have imagined, all the miracles and blessings, the lives that have been touched and different things that have happened over the years, to this body of believers.
I don’t think we could have imagined big enough, deep enough or wide enough as to what God has done for us and still wants to do for us!
Many dear saints have served the Lord faithfully and have went on to receive their eternal reward,
But the dream and desire to reach the lost is still alive and well,
Even though, the past has been full of more accomplishments than we would have ever dreamed of,
And while we celebrate it today, we still look towards the future with great optimism, to the things that are still yet to come!
Let me tell you, we haven’t even scratched the surface of what God has in store, if we can believe Him for it and receive it from Him
Like the children of Israel realized when they went into their promised land, we too can say,
“we’ve only just begun” to receive what God has in store for us, do you believe it? You should, God has great plans for you, for all of us!
We should be like Caleb, for you see he knew, it wasn’t the end of the journey,
But a brand new day, with the expectation of, the “best was and is still yet to come”
And that’s the way we should feel every day, waking up with God involved in our lives. Amen?
Joshua 14:6-14 MSG.
6-12. The people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal. Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite spoke: “You’ll remember what God said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me back at Kadesh Barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of God sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. And I brought back an honest and accurate report. My companions who went with me discouraged the people, but I stuck to my guns, totally with God, my God. That was the day that Moses solemnly promised, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance, you and your children’s, forever. Yes, you have lived totally for God.’ Now look at me: God has kept me alive, as he promised. It is now forty-five years since God spoke this word to Moses, years in which Israel wandered in the wilderness. And here I am today, eighty-five years old! I’m as strong as I was the day Moses sent me out. I’m as strong as ever in battle, whether coming or going. So give me this hill country that God promised me. You yourself heard the report, that the Anakim were there with their great fortress cities. If God goes with me, I will drive them out, just as God said.”
13-14. Joshua blessed him. He gave Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. Hebron belongs to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite still today, because he gave himself totally to God, the God of Israel.
Caleb was a dreamer, wasn’t he?
You should be too and if your not, why not?
Did you know that the accuser won’t give you a dream, and doesn’t want you to ever dream?
his constant work, is to steal, kill and destroy every dream you have ever had, or will ever think about having,
God is the one who puts dreams, promises and hope, down deep inside of you and He never forgets them either.
For 45 years Caleb had been dreaming of the land that God promised to him.
So now, 85 years old, he steps up & says, "I want what God has promised me. See that hill country? See that Mountain? It belongs to me and I want it."
I think that he was probably the first one who had the 70, is the new 30 line of thinking.
He had dreamed about it, he had already won the battle in his mind & now it was time for his dream to come true.