The Promise *Joshua 14;NIV
God is concerned about community. If one man (human) out of the whole community does what is right – follows God wholeheartedly then only he will be blessed by God.
God keeps His promises. It might take time, but it will come true whether we believe it or not. It took 45 years for Caleb to receive God’s promise. He was 40 years old when the promise came, and now he’s 85 years old. You might think – Ahhh!!! But look at what Caleb says 9 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.’
10 “Now then, just as the LORD promised, He has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time He said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old! 11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then.” Caleb is more than alive and doing well. He is strong and vigorous, full of energy – just the same as when he was when he was in his younger days. He is ready and able and wants to do what would seem impossible. He has the right frame of mind. He knows he can attain the goal, because God is with him, helping him, and God keeps His promises. And so it was.
So, no matter your age, God will keep His promises. He will give us physically what we need to accomplish our goal with success. We only need to trust Him and take Him at His Word. Age does not matter. It is faith that counts.
Thank You God for Your faithfulness in keeping all of Your promises. Grow us up in our faith in You, so that we can trust You no matter what “things” look like. Draw us to You our King. Help us by strengthening us to walk by faith and not by sight. Be blessed, glorified, and honored in our lives. Hallelujah! Praise Your Holy Name.




Sing high, sing low
No matter where you go
Whether at home or in the park
During the day or when it’s dark
Driving or sitting in your car
You can sing no matter where you are
Doesn’t matter if people mock
You can sing while on a walk
So, no matter where you go
Try singing high or low

A Lot to Say

Lord, thank you for this day
There is a lot to say
We come to You today
Come Lord, we pray
Help us to be kind to father & mother
To love every sister and brother
To be compassionate to each other
To put self last, behind another
As we seek Your face
Right now in this place
All our sins erase
Fill us with Your grace
On You we can lean
Keep us from being mean
Come, wash each heart clean
So evidence will be seen
The children help us teach
Their mind and heart reach
Wanting to hear what we preach
Wisdom and love we beseech
Lord, on this October 21st
The enemy’s power burst
In Your people create a thirst
To always put you first
Come Holy Spirit take control
You holy Name we extol
Return to us what was stole
Come Lord make us whole

Three Times *Joshua 10:12-15, 22-26;NIV
Before Joshua began leading God’s people the Lord spoke to him saying, “Be strong and courageous. Do not become terrified. Do not become dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” God commanded this right at the beginning when Joshua began his leadership position. Joshua spoke to his subordinates and they were happy to support him as God’s leader; the commander of God’s people. They were unified in saying they would do all Joshua commanded, but added one more thing; telling him –be strong and courageous.”
Now the table has turned and Joshua is now telling the leaders of the Lord’s army  “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous…” (vs. 25)
God met the needs of Joshua. Joshua was now bold, strong, courageous, and would not give into fear, discouragement or defeat. He experienced the blessings and miracles of God and knew God would keep His promises, so he truly had nothing to fear or worry about. Now Joshua was encouraging the leaders under him to trust God completely.
When we have an issue and God helps us overcome in that area, we in turn can share our experiences with others and encourage them that they too can be successful if they put their trust in the Lord God.
Lord, thank you that we can call upon Your holy Name any time and You hear our voice. Open our eyes to see the blessings and miracles You pour out daily in our lives. “Open our eyes that we may see the wonderful things in Your Word” (Ps. 119:18) All glory and honor are Yours forever and ever. Amen.