"But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it."
It can be so easy to find yourself in a cycle of want, demand and entitlement - one of the obvious pitfalls of serving a powerful, almighty and sovereign God. Knowing that He wants the best for us and has wonderful plans and purposes for our lives, how could we not feel a little entitled as sons and daughters of the most high King?
But herein lies the demarcation between being rightful heirs to the kingdom and being immature demanding children;our spirits. Do we only love God because of what He can give us? Or do we love God because of who He is? He has already given us the gift of Salvation and eternal life, so what more are we asking for?
The people of Isreal complained and demanded so much from God even though He delivered them from Egypt and performed so many miraculous signs. They couldn't see that they got to journey with Him and be a part of such a rich history.
I love that He fulfills His promises and sometimes for split seconds I find myself asking, "should I be more ambitious?", "should I want more?", "should I be asking God for more?". But the overwhelming peace of God arrests my soul in those moments, with the knowledge (and past experience) that I actually want for nothing because He has given me absolutely EVERYTHING. I want to be like Caleb and Joshua who followed God wholeheartedly!
As the timing of this fast draws close to an end, I love that we've put aside this time to follow Him. To focus not on what our so-called dreams are, but to press into what HIS dreams are for us. And that in itself allows me to align my heart and posture my soul with gratitude and excitement!
MARY TRAN // COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
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