July 11, 2018

Twitter was tweeting big time when on July 5 Costco announced that they were not going to offer their Polish hot dog anymore on the food court menu because they wanted to offer healthier choices. Who knew that so many people were in love with the Polish hot dog? Well thanks to Twitter we do now. Out of love for a Polish hot dog people took time out of their day to let Costco and others know about that love. 

Joshua 14:6–9 (NLT) — 6 A delegation from the tribe of Judah, led by Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, came to Joshua at Gilgal. Caleb said to Joshua, “Remember what the Lord said to Moses, the man of God, about you and me when we were at Kadesh-barnea. 7 I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land of Canaan. I returned and gave an honest report, 8 but my brothers who went with me frightened the people from entering the Promised Land. For my part, I wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God. 9 So that day Moses solemnly promised me, ‘The land of Canaan on which you were just walking will be your grant of land and that of your descendants forever, because you wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God.’

Caleb and Joshua were two of the twelve spies that Moses sent in to the Promised Land to check it out. They were the only two that Tweeted that God would give them the land even though there were giants in the land and bigger armies in the land. The overwhelming Tweets from the other spies swayed the people into believing that God would not be able to help them take the Land.

Well 45 years later Caleb was still Tweeting for the Lord. He didn’t grow weary and get discouraged when God said that he was taking the Promised Land off the menu for 40 years until all of the unbelievers were dead. He kept God’s word in his heart and continued to obey the Lord through the 40 years of desert dryness.

Now he reminded Joshua of that word. By verbalizing this he was also reminding the Lord of what he had said to Caleb 45 years ago which was that God would give him land in the Promised Land because he had wholeheartedly followed the Lord his God. In other words Caleb was so in love with the Lord that he was willing to wait for the Lord’s timing in his life. He knew that when the time was right God would put the Promised Land back on the menu.

Oh that our love for God would be as passionate as those who loved the Polish hot dog. Passionate enough the we would Tweet his word daily. That we would Tweet our love for Him daily. That we would live out that word that we had Tweeted. Perhaps then some of God’s promises that we had been believing for but hadn’t seem come to pass yet would appear again on the menu. Regular tweeting will help us, like Caleb, remember those promises.

Hebrews 6:11–12 (NLT) — 11 Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. 12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.

#Holy Spirit help us to be Caleb’s for the Lord.

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