Just Say Yes, posted last May, was published today on Calla Press! Just Say Yes looks at the story of Caleb in Joshua 14-15 and serves as a reminder of how important faithfulness and trust in God are during situations that look impossible. The full post can be found here: Calla Press: Just Say Yes by Chrissy Callahan
Excerpt from Just Say Yes
Have you ever held out for what looked like an unlikely promise? Or maybe you found yourself staring at a “next step” that seemed over your head?
In the book of Joshua, Caleb recounts his decision to trust God’s promise, even when the other men with him said it would be impossible. In their eyes, the obstacles were too big or too frightening, but Caleb chose to trust God instead:
“I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart. Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear; but I followed the Lord my God fully.” – Joshua 14:7-8 (NASB)
Going Against The Grain
The background to this can be found in Numbers 13. In a nutshell, Caleb and Joshua were among the 12 spies that Moses sent out to bring word back about the land God had promised the Israelites. Upon their return, ten of the men told Moses not to go into the land—they said the land itself was great and fruitful, but the inhabitants were strong and the cities were large and fortified.
Caleb and Joshua, on the other hand, chose to stand on God’s promise and believe that if God said he would give the land to the Israelites, he would. And he would do it no matter what the situation looked like.
Fast-forward to Joshua 14, none of the men who doubted God’s word were allowed into the Promised Land, but Joshua succeeded Moses as leader and Caleb was given his very own portion of the Promised Land.
When Obstacles Come…
But there’s more to the story…
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