Comfort Zones

In Joshua 14, Caleb and Josh are in their 80’s and discussing the goodl ole days of being great warriors.  Josh is dividing up the land they won and Caleb is complaining that he did not receive the land God promised him for “wholly following the Lord”.  At 85, Caleb picks up his sword, trains an army, and goes and fights and wins the land that was rightfully his.  AT 85!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
The lesson in this story:  If you want to claim God’s best for you, don’t plan on spending much time in your present comfort zone.
 
Countless Christians allow fear to stop them in their tracks because they assume that the feeling of fear is a red light from God and they assume that a feeling of courage is a green light.  Yet, the Bible says that when we feel fear in following God, we are told to take courage.  In fact, those who achieve greatness for God run toward discomfort because that is where you borders will expand. 
 
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. -William Shedd
 
Isaiah 40:31  They that wait upong the Lord will renew their strength;  they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run, and not grow weary; and they will walk and not faint.
 
-Excerpts from “The Prayer of Jabez” Day 12
 
Lord, what mountains do You want me to ask for in Your name today?  Thank you for giving us courage in the face of discomfort.  Stretch us all today, Lord.  Help us to jump in with both feet, knowing that you will lift us up and out of the mire if we do things wholly for You.  We love you Lord and we lift our voices to worship You!  Thank You! -amen
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