Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: ‘You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.'” Joshua 14:6 NKJV
Moses said to Caleb, “Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.” Guess what; it took forty five years for the promise to come to pass! For forty five years Caleb held on to the promise, he waited patiently for the day it would be fulfilled.
If there’s anything I am so sure of it’s the fact that God speaks. I am very sure about that, and I know that He has also spoken about you, about your job, your business, calling and destiny. Hold on to His words.
But let me tell you the truth: that God has spoken doesn’t mean that it will automatically come to pass. That’s where we miss it. If you do nothing with the word it might never be fulfilled! The word of God is like a ticket; you have the ticket, but if you do not use it, it gets wasted! Do you understand? Paul said to Timothy: “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.” I Timothy 1:18
Use your tickets! Don’t be content having the word and don’t be lazy in demanding and fighting the good fight of faith; claim your healing, your job, your prosperity, children, and everything else that God promised you. Amen