Tuesday, September 24, 2013

~ "Birthdays..."

And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. (Joshua 14:10)

No, I am not 85...yet.  Some days it feels that way, though.  If I've learned anything in the past 56 years, it is that God keeps His promises!  

We don't all start out "faithful" and sometimes we fall along the way.  Caleb was faithful from the start.  He was one of the original "spies" sent into the Promised Land.  He knew God would help the people conquer the land because of his faith and because God keeps His promises!  God promised him an inheritance of the land.  

His faith was unwavering.  Like Caleb, we must be faithful to God, not only at the start of our walk, but throughout our entire lives.  We cannot be content to get by on what we've done in the past - our lives are a continued work in progress.  We should never become so complacent that we fail to do more each and every day we are here.  There is always time for praise, there is always time for prayer.  There is always time for God!