Joshua 14:10-11 - So now, look, the LORD has preserved my life, just as he promised, these past forty-five years since the LORD spoke these words to Moses, during which Israel traveled through the wilderness. Now look, I am today eighty-five years old. Today I am still as strong as when Moses sent me out. I can fight and go about my daily activities with the same energy I had then. NET
Joshua and Caleb believed in the power of God. They testified to the entire nation of Israel of God's power and ability to deliver them. This is what they said:
Caleb is about to be stoned because he believed or had faith in God. Our challenge for today is to have the faith of Caleb and not be afraid anything. We need to trust God.
He says this about his age: Now look, I am today eighty-five years old. Today I am still as strong as when Moses sent me out. I can fight and go about my daily activities with the same energy I had then.
Now you have to admire a man like that one who is not going to use his age as an excuse. There is a man with a positive attitude. You just have to love his spirit. I know I do.
Now that I live in a retirement center I have started to play pickleball. One day I came home and told my wife my partner and I played two men who were both in their 80's and they beat us, and it wasn't pretty.
If Caleb were alive today I could see him playing, exercising, and beating two guys 60 years old in Pickleball.
Men and women of faith find a way to allow God to accomplish something with them. They never find excuses. They find a way to win or succeed.
God has something He wants to accomplish with you today. Will you rise to the occasion or give Him an excuse?
As we get ready to start a new year, 2021, let us pray that God will use us this year to accomplish anything He desires.
I challenge you to make a new year's resolution and that is we are going to be more like CALEB and less like the other 10 spies of which I bet you can't name one of them without looking up their names.
Negative people are forgotten it is the positive ones we remember.
Think About These:
Excuses fool no one except the ones who make them.
There aren't enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses.
The man who wants to do something finds a way; the other man finds an excuse.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.