THEME: FOLLOW GOD WHOLEHEARTEDLY
“Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said. Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance. So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the Lord, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly.”
-Following God wholeheartedly is our potion as children of God. Moses send twelve spies into the land of Canaan for a reconnaissance mission. Ten spies brought a bad report saying that they saw giants, the descendants of Anak and they looked like grasshoppers to them (Numbers 13:33), and their cities were large and fortified. Only two spies, Joshua and Caleb had a positive mindset and encouraged the people to go and conquer the land. They were men of faith and despite the giants that they saw, they knew that with God all things are possible. As they all witnessed, the land was flowing with milk and honey, and had plenty of fruit of which they took some as evidence. Joshua and Caleb considered these positive aspects of the land and encouraged themselves and the people in the Lord. Such is the faith that God calls us to hold fast in Him for the just shall live by faith. We are called to keep believing in God despite the giants that we face in our lives. God has promised to level the mountains for us, let us put all our trust in Him. Caleb followed God wholeheartedly and at the age of eighty five, he discerned the times and seasons for his blessings and received the land of Hebron as an inheritance. This is the attitude that we are called to have as Christians. To follow the Lord wholeheartedly so that we may receive our inheritance. As the Lord promised the children of Israel an inheritance in the land of Canaan, we have faith that we have our eternal inheritance through Christ.
Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous for it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to Him on the ten-stringed lyre, for only He is worthy to be praised. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy, for He has done marvelous things in our lives. The word of God is right and true; He is faithful in all He does, we put all our trust in You. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love, thank You Father for loving us. The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. All our hope and trust is in You Lord our God. You are our Help and Shield Lord, we wait and hope in You. In You our hearts rejoice, for we trust in Your holy name. May Your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Thank You Lord for granting us the grace to see this new month. We know that many did not get to see it but God You have been merciful to us. We thank You and praise and Your holy name. As we come to the close of this year Lord, give us this mountain for our hearts are fully focused on You. Let Your promises come to pass in our lives for only You are able faithful Father. You have spoken to us through dreams, visions, prophecy and Your word, give us this mountain Lord like You gave Caleb the land of Hebron for an inheritance. Do a new thing in our lives Jesus and make all our plans succeed according to Your great love. Our hearts are expectant of You, fill us with Your presence and grace Jesus. Cover us with Your precious blood that speaks better things than that of Abel. Remember all those who do not know You Jesus that You may grant them the gift of salvation. Search us Oh Lord and know our hearts. Test us and know our anxious thoughts and see if there is any offensive way in us and lead us in the way of everlasting. Amen
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