A Spy’s Prayer

I am Joshua.

I am Caleb.

I am a scout.

I have had my wilderness experience.

I have seen the disobedience of my fathers.

I have seen the Promised Land,
but I am not yet inhabiting it.

There are giants in the land,
but I have seen the fruit.

And the fruit:  it is worth it.

I’m in the minority, on that one:  “it is worth it.”

The majority say, “We are not able to go up against the people for they are too strong for us.”

But, if I must be a giant-killer in order to eat the fruit, then train me, Oh God!

Equip me with a sword.

Thank you for seeing to it that I am part of a fighting army, led by a Moses, a Moses who prays, “Let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have declared.  The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression…

Make me brave, Oh God!

Give me courage.

Keep my eyes fixed on the prize:  On You.  On the Promised Land,

So that I may accomplish the purpose You have appointed for me.

If You are pleased with me, Oh God,

If I do not rebel against You,

If I fear neither the majority nor the giants of the land,

You will bring me into the place of promise, which does indeed flow with milk and honey!

I am Your servant, Oh God.

I know you have placed a “different spirit” in me.

Empower me to follow You fully.

Bring me into this land I have spied, and let my children take possession of it forever!

For the love of Jesus, and for His glory alone,



About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on January 29, 2011, in Character Development, Christian Living, Christianity, God/Christianity/Church, Life in the Desert, Missions and ministry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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