“…when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.
— Deuteronomy 4:30b–31 NKJV
Are we seeking G-d out with all our heart and with all our soul?
Continue reading Seeking G-d Out
Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. “Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. “The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. “There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
— Numbers 13:27-33 NKJV
G-d or the Circumstances?
Ten of the twelve men that Moses sent to spy on the land of Canaan were defeated before there was even a battle.
NOTE: While Caleb is the only one that spoke up, Joshua is mentioned twice along with Caleb in chapter 14 as one who will enter in the promised land and one who would not suffer the plague as the other men who brought the bad report. Therefore, while he did not speak, he was obviously in agreement with Caleb.
Continue reading Where is Our Focus?
“The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the L-RD.”
— Proverbs 16:33
The things that are out of our control is our lot. Sometimes we are blind-sighted with it being dropped into our lap. We have to remember that it is from the L-RD. That does not mean that G-d purposes for bad things to happen. What this means is that the L-RD has permitted a thing to take place in order to refine us, to perfect us. It means that there is something in our life that must be either removed or worked out. This lot is purposed for that very thing. It is not going to be easy, and it may even be down right difficult, even to seeming impossible. However, we must remember to trust in the L-RD with all of our heart and not lean on our own understanding, but in all of our ways acknowledge Him.
We must ask ourselves, “What am I to learn from this Papa, where do I need to change, what needs to be removed from my life?” For it is with a Father’s Love that He permits lots in our life. It is to make us a better person. It is to make us more like Him.
“The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is G-d’s thought, not man’s… Every element of self-reliance must be slain by the power of G-d…”
– Oswald Chambers; My Utmost for His Highest, May 5th.
Faithfulness has its rewards. Wholly follow the L-RD and sin no more.
It is never too late to start fresh.
Read: Joshua chapter 14.