Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Wholehearted Faith

I love the passages in Joshua chapter 14 where it commends Caleb for following God wholeheartedly. It depicts a man who would not fear the things of this world because of his faith in the Lord. Because Caleb completely trusted God, he was able to enter the promised land, live a long life of purpose, receive the blessings of the Lord, and still have the energy at age 85 to go to battle.

Caleb followed God with every fiber of his being. He trusted God with everything. He didn’t give God most of his life, rather he gave God his whole life. He didn’t hold anything back; he surrendered it all. His entire being was wholly the Lords.

Are you wholeheartedly following God? Is everything in your life submitted to Him or are you holding something back? If we want to take ground for God’s kingdom and win spiritual battles, then we must have wholehearted faith and confidence in God. God is still looking for Caleb’s. He still desires our whole heart - our everything. Let’s be the Caleb’s of this generation who lay it all down for the sake of our God, our King, our Savior, our Lord.

Check it out in Joshua 14:6-15

1 comment:

Becky said...

I just stumbled across your blog this morning! Must be God, don't know how I got here!

I loved your post on Wholeheartedness.

I too wrote a post like this recently (it's being edited right now though...)

God wants all of us. He wants us to love Him with ALL our heart, soul, mind, and strength!

I don't believe "everything in moderation" is a biblical term.

God did an extreme thing for us, and He loves us extremely. He doesn't love us half-heartedly. He loves us whole-heartedly.

"He who is forgiven much, loves much" (Forgot the verse...)