MONDAY 20TH JUNE,2016
TOPIC: ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN (l)
TEXT: Joshua 14:12 “Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified, It may be that the LORD will be with me,and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said”
Why would someone ask God for a mountain? When you tackle something bigger than yourself:
1) YOU GROW;
2) YOU LEARN TO DEPEND ON GOD;
3) YOU GET TO CELEBRATE BIG VICTORIES.
Caleb said here I am today, eighty-five years old! l am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I am just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. Now give me this hill country that the Lord Promise me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, with the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as He said’ (v. 10-12). Anybody can occupy the flat ground, but it takes faith in God to tackle a mountain. What’s more, that’s where the Anakites—the giants—lived.
These guys were so big they caused ten of Moses’ spies to say, Next to them we felt like grasshoppers….”(Num.13:33).
You’d think at eighty-five Caleb would have asked for a nice cottage in Shalom Acres! but no, he wanted another battle and another victory before he checked out. Stop asking God for a problem-free life, otherwise you might die of boredom. It’s in working to solve problems and overcome challenges that you become the person God wants you to be.
So ask Him for a task that will keep you learning, growing, uncomfortable, and hungry for significance. When you Pray, ‘God use me,’ be prepared to encounter four things:
Adventure,Danger,Risk, and Reward. How about it—are you up for a little excitement?
STUDY THE BIBLE
MK 5:21-43/2 SAM 14/DAN 8