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Don't Let Your Dreams Die (12 of 15)
JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM
April 14, 2002
I want us to turn today to Joshua 14 as we continue our series called "Journey Into Freedom." My what a wonderful time it has been to study the book of Joshua. Today we're going to be talking about "Don't Let Your Dreams Die; Give Me This Mountain". You know, all of us have had dreams in our lives, dreams of being used of the Lord, dreams for our family, dreams for our own personal life, dreams that we felt God put in our heart and then as time moved on it seemed like the vision dimmed a little bit. Doubt came and fear came and circumstances of life came and it looked as though our dream would never be realized. We're going to study a man today who had to wait forty years for his dream to come to pass. For forty years he thought about his dream every day. He thought about what God had promised him every day. But he continued to walk a life which he was forced to walk, not by his own decisions, but by the decisions of others and the circumstances in which he found himself. He found himself treading through the wilderness for forty years because of the decisions that other people made. In all that time he continued to have that dream before him. Every day when he got up and he faced the day and he faced that wilderness he renewed his commitment to the dream that God had placed in his heart. That man was named Caleb.
We read about Caleb here in Joshua 14 beginning in verse 6. The scripture says "Now the men of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, 'You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, but my brothers who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt with fear. I, however, follow ...
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