Streams in the Desert - Dec 29

by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

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Come on . . . ! We have seen that the land is very good. Aren’t you going to do something? Don’t hesitate to go there and take it over. . . . God has put into your hands, a land that lacks nothing whatever. (Judges 18: 9– 10)

Come on!” This command indicates that there is something definite for us to do and that nothing is ours unless we take it. “The children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance” (Josh. 16: 4 KJV). “The house of Jacob will possess its inheritance” (Obad. 17). “The upright shall have good things in possession” (Prov. 28: 10 KJV).

We need to have appropriating faith when it comes to God’s promises and should make His Word our own personal possession. A child was once asked what appropriating faith was, and he answered, “It is taking a pencil and underlining every ‘me,’ ‘my,’ and ‘mine’ in the Bible.”

Pick any word you want that He has spoken and say, “That word is my word.” Put your finger on a promise and say, “It is mine.” How much of God’s Word have you received and endorsed, and of how much have you been able to say, “This has been done in my life”? By how many of His promises have you signed your name and said, “This has been fulfilled to me”?

“My son, . . . you are always with me, and everything I have is yours” (Luke 15: 31). Do not miss your inheritance through your own neglect.

When faith goes to the market, it always takes a basket.


Cowman, L. B. E.; Reimann, Jim (2008-09-09). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 485). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

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