In the Bible, the testimony of Caleb goes something like this: there was a city that him and the children of Israel, those who walked with Moses were to overtake giants. But Moses sent out ten spies to scope things out, only to bring back a “bad report” of unbelief. Take a moment and do inventory of your life: do you have family or friends who only see the negative? Do these folks constantly being you back bad news or words of discouragement?
However, Caleb interrupted the “bad report” and made a declaration over the children of Israel Israel announcing: “We are well able to overcome it.” Caleb was one of the spies amongst the ten who also carefully surveyed the land; he’d seen it with his own eyes, but his faith was what made the difference. Faith doesn’t sugar coat the reality of the difficulty nor is it a lie; rather, faith is a belief that declares the power of God in the face of the problem. Though Caleb’s faith-filled report was rejected by the majority of , Caleb stood his ground in faith, but still moved as a team player and supported those on his team whose unbelief delayed his own experience. Caleb demonstrated a remarkable blend of faith and patience.
Later, Caleb’s eventual possession of the land indicates that even though delays come, the declaration of our faith shall ultimately bring victory to us, the believers. Let patience and faith work together to see you and the people around you through the struggle and into the fulfillment of God’s promises.
Now, here’s our verse of day:
Question: are you ready to rise up with your “team” and take possession of what’s rightfully yours?
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for creating great leaders such as Jesus to follow after example in boldness of faith, Hallelujah! Though we are in environments, struggles, and people around us that may discourage us, we thank You that these things do not faze us and that we keep our faith and trust in You, Hallelujah! God, please continue to shape and mold us into the leaders you’ve predestined us to be and help us to keep our family, friends, and those we encounter, encouraged through difficulties. Help us to develop and demonstrate a remarkable blend of faith and patience in every new level of leadership. We declare our faith right now, knowing that we are taking victory after victory because you designed us to be more than conquerors, Hallelujah! God help us to patiently wait as we expect to witness your promises unfold in our lives, in Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen.
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