Monday, April 12, 2010

Fully Believe!

I am reading from the book of Joshua right now. Something in chapter 14 encouraged me, and I wanted to share it today in hopes that it will encourage you right now too.

"Now the men of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, but my brothers who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt with fear. I, however, followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly. So on that day Moses swore to me, 'The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly.' "

The version I was reading was NCV and it says it this way:
"So that day Moses promised me, 'The land where you went will become your land, and your children will own it forever. I will give you that land because you fully believed in the Lord, my God.' "

Fully believed....That just made me stop and pause. Do I fully believe? I have some things right now that I will admit scare me. I can't see down the road. I know God didn't give us that ability on purpose....if we could see down the road, would we learn to trust Him?

In this passage Caleb fully believed God. It took a long time but he kept believing. We don't know all that happened to Caleb in the middle of all those years waiting. We do know he fully believed God, with all his heart he belived. That's what is important. God didn't let him down.

Do you fully believe God? I shared this passage with my husband and told him that even though there are many unknowns for us right now, I do fully believe God. I know He has the plan and will take care of all the details. I can look back and see where God has brought us through the years and am encouraged. I fully believe that He will continue and we will give Him the glory.

Have a day of blessings!


susansspace said...

Some great thoughts, Bethany! I'm praying that all of your 'unknowns' will be worked out for your good, & God's glory!

P.S. Thanks for your comments about my mosaics. I left you a note on my blog.

Rhodema said...

Thank you for sharing. We too are having many unknowns in our life. We are having to fully trust Him.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Denise said...

Such a great post.