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Jan 10 Devotion: Your Story Isn’t Finished

Your Story Isn’t Finished

Joshua 14:6-10

[6] Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadesh-barnea. [7] Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart. [8] Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the Lord my God. [9] And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God. [10] 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.

In these verses we see Caleb talking about some of the chapters so to speak in his life. We see him talking about that at forty years of age he was promised a land. Now, it’s forty five years later and that promise has come to pass. That alone is a message!!! The fact that Caleb stayed faithful, and that he didn’t rest on what he had done, but continued to work for God.

Have you ever read a book and at some point there is a page for a new chapter and then all the pages that follow are blank? Of course not. Most books are divided into chapters with each chapter containing something of importance. The book don’t just rest on whatever was in the story up to that point and expect that to be enough. It’s that resting on our laurels that brings me to today’s thought. Just as you don’t see an empty chapter in a book, there are no empty chapters in our lives. As long as we have breath in us God has something He wants us to accomplish. Young or old, we all have something we can be doing. It’s not all about teaching or preaching. It takes people given over to prayer, willing to lend a shoulder to lean on, etc. In our text verses we don’t see where Caleb had gotten a promise so he then just sit back and waited for it to be fulfilled. At no point are we just to sit back and relax and not be doing something for God. Our Pastor says all the time that 100 years from now all that will matter is what you’ve done for Jesus.

So I’ll ask you. Are you doing what you can to ensure this is the best chapter of your story to this point, or would it just be blank pages?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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