Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I know you have read the story in Joshua 14 about Caleb wanting what the Lord had promised him forty -five years earlier! " verse 12: "Now therefore give me this mountain." He is now 85 years and tells Joshua (Paraphrasing) "I want that mountain that was promised me!" I think Joshua and Caleb thought of their ages. I just imagine that Joshua said "Now, Caleb, we aren't as young as we were when we started on this journey. Besides, there are giants there!" That would be enough to frighten us off right there, but not Caleb. Not only that~ but there were cities that were great and fenced. Caleb didn't blink an eye. He was determined to get Mount Hebron. It was his inheritance! He knew what to expect in claiming his inheritance. Verse 11: "As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out and to come in." Also, there was much land to be cleared and wood to be chopped. Didn't phase Caleb. He had strength to do it! How many giants have we faced in life and knew we did not have the strength to face them? Joshua knew his God and knew his strength came from God. How many times do I have to tell the Lord, "My strength is small, but I know you art a Mighty God. So I am depending on YOUR strength to see me through." And He always does. Just like he helped Joshua, so will he help us if we depend on Him. We have an inheritance, also. One that the Lord has promised us! So we'll keep on working until Jesus comes. Right? I think my husband's name should have been Caleb instead of Silas. A couple weeks ago he blacked out. This had been the second time in six months. He hit the floor but don't remember. The first time was dehydration from working outside in the heat. We brought him to ER and that is what they said. This time I was alarmed and thought of little TIA's. Finally got him in to see a doctor against his wishes. He kept telling me that he was going to be like Caleb when he reached age 85, which is quite a few years away. Said he would be chopping wood and working outside when he was 100.I kept telling him that he was not as young as he use to be. He needed to slow down. The primary Dr. had a CT Scan done. Nothing! She sent him to a Cardiologist for tests. They showed absolutely nothing! The Dr. told my husband to keep chopping that wood and keep digging that garden. He was in tip top shape! This is one time when I'm glad I was wrong. I also had my colonoscopy done and all was okay. No sign of cancerous polyps. So I guess I will have to pick that axe up for Silas! (That's a joke.) I am just thankful and praise Him.