PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Joshua 13-14
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then!” (Joshua 14:11)
As I get older, I start to feel more tired, and less drive.
I choose to fight less battles… fewer seem worth fighting to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not thinking about retirement.
But hearing what Caleb says here does convict me a little.
Age is not a barrier for doing the Lord’s work.
We may not be able to move, or carry, or think as well.
But while we have breath, and “the Lord helping” (v.12), we have potential.
The Lord still has a purpose for us, even when we are old.
“Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord (even at 85!), because
you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
A prayer mumbled by an octogenarian dedicated to the Lord can move mountains!
A small gift, a kind word, a shared life lesson… these can help others.
What drives Caleb is his heart for God and His purpose.
May my heart continue to be driven by Jesus and His kingdom, even when I am old!
Lord, I want to have Caleb’s heart in me. Remind me that whatever I do, no matter how big or small, strong or weak, has impact when You are helping me!