START STRONG, FINISH STRONG
Since the onset of 2021, we have declared that we are going to start this year out strong! In Joshua 13, the Lord visited Joshua, informing him of very much land that had yet to be possessed. After hearing the news, Caleb made such a profound statement--at the age of 85, he was just as strong as he was forty years prior! With such a demand in his voice, he assured Joshua that he was well capable of taking his mountain! What a proclamation! How could Caleb make such a strong statement, you might ask?
Well, I believe it all has to do with maintenance! Spiritual maintenance, that is. To maintain something means to keep in existence or to keep steady. All the while of Caleb’s keeping the Word of God in his mind and spirit, the Lord caused him to remain steady in his physical and mental ability. Not for one moment did Caleb allow what was in his heart to possess, vanish from his mind! I'm reminded of the proverb that clearly tells us that as we think in heart, so are we! You will always move in the direction of your most dominant thought. In order for you to start this year and finish your endeavors strong, you must maintain with the word of God. It is promised that He who has begun a good work in you will perform it! I want to encourage you to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and watch what unfolds by your hands this year!
Josh. 13:1 Josh. 14:7-13 Prov.23:7 Phil. 1:6 Ps. 119:15-16