“One of our goals in life should be to learn to exercise faith in the promises of God no matter what the external circumstances appear to be” Pastor Stoper, Mission 119
This morning’s devotion was on Numbers 13-14. In this account, Moses sent spies out into the land to see if it would be good for them. (This occurred after God had delivered the Israelites out of Egypt, through the Red Sea into the wilderness). Of all of the spies sent, only two came back with a good report. Most said the land was good but they were afraid of the people who lived there for they were giants. Caleb and Joshua felt differently. They were confident in their faith because they had seen God deliver them before and knew He’d do it again.
I don’t know what mountain you’re facing today. I do know the mountains I facing, and I will admit, if I allow it, fear and uncertainty could cripple me. But when I look back at the promises God has made, and I see how faithful He has been to me over my lifetime.
In my career, I have had the opportunity to blaze new trails. It’s often scary to do, and I’ve faced strong opposition for sure. Ironically, one of my strong opponents was my friend Rob… and I stood strong against him, driving the change that needed to happen in the way in which the company we both worked for needed to do business. Who would have known that the steadfastness with which I persevered in my professional life would have been the strength that drew him back to me years later to lead him in his personal spiritual journey. But I digress.
As I stand here today, seemingly facing giants, I know that it was God who brought me to this place. I’m trusting in the promises that He’s made that He will protect, deliver, and bless those who follow Him. I’ve seen him do it and believe He’s going to do it again.
All for His glory,