Debbie and I are celebrating Shabbat at Pie Five in Flower Mound.
This is a season to have a different spirit like Caleb. “Because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to and his descendants will inherit it.” Numbers 14:24
A different spirit! An opposite spirit! Twelve men from the twelve tribes had gone through Canaan investigating the land the Lord was giving them. Ten of them returned quaking with fear because of the strength of the enemy, the giants that must be conquered. Only Caleb and his young friend Joshua had a different spirit and were allowed to possess the land, even though their entry was delayed by forty years because of the disbelief of the nation.
I was reading this from Don Finto this week:
We, as believers in Jesus, like Caleb of old, must learn to walk in a different spirit, an opposite spirit.
In times of famine, we share.
In times of danger, we serve.
In times of poverty, we give.
In times of adversity, we sing.
In times of stress, we rest.
In pools of hatred, we love.
In times of persecution, we bless.
When assaulted, we forgive.
We are invincible when walking in the different spirit, the opposite spirit, the Jesus Spirit!