God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Wholeheartedness

Read Numbers 32

Dee and Anne met aboard a missions medical ship in 1985. They struck up a friendship and began a ministry that has lasted thirty-five years. Crossing the continent of Africa over the years, they founded a mission, a clinic in the jungles of West Africa, and a children’s center. 

Dee says of Anne, “She’s a very skillful nurse and a terrific friend who loves the Lord with her whole heart.”

“Not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the Lord wholeheartedly” (Numbers 32:12).

What a lovely compliment to be described as wholehearted, especially when it is the Lord Himself who uses the description. Caleb and Joshua believed God and His promises. Therefore, they alone from their generation received the fulfillment of that promise and entered the Promised Land. When Christians believe the Lord’s promises found in His Word, they see fulfillment of that Word. Dee and Anne trusted that God would use them in Christian ministry in the medical field, and they have thirty-five years of fruitful work to prove Him true. Seek God wholeheartedly, and His purposes will be fulfilled in you.

Prayer Suggestion: I pursue You with my whole heart.

Quicklook: Numbers 32:6–13