Recently, I was talking to Keith Thibodeaux about God's promises. Keith played 'Little Ricky' on the I Love Lucy' television series when he was a boy. Today, he's a man of God, and believes that what God promises, God delivers.
The Old Testament of the Bible talks about Joshua and Caleb, who, with ten others, were sent to spy out the land that God had promised to them and to the rest of the Hebrew people.
Now, the Bible tells us that there were Giants in the land and to ten of those spies, God's promises didn't look too promising.
However, Joshua and Caleb spoke up and encouraged their brethren to take possession of the land. They didn't focus on the giants in the land. They told them how good the land was and how God would help them defeat the giants so that they could posses what God had promised.
Now, you may not believe this but their fellow brethren who also followed God, although they now drew a line as to how far they would follow, started talking about stoning both Joshua and Caleb. What possessed these people to speak of murdering their faith speaking brothers?
Is it possible that modern day Christians could become so angry at a fellow Christian for encouraging them to take possession of God's promises that they would be filled with rage, anger and hate.
As ministers of God, we're responsible to preach faith in His word. However, there are some who inadvertently preach doubt as they attempt to explain why we don't possess all of Gods promises. As a result, people are filled with unbelief and never receive all that God has promised.
It's been a long time since Keith Thibodeaux played the television role of 'Little Ricky'. He has since gone through many years of drug abuse while doing the secular rock scene. However, the day came when he believed God and His promises and today Keith is a new person.
Keith eventually went on to be a drummer for David and the Giants, and today he manages his wife's professional ballet company.
Keith gives this advice, "When you know that God has a destiny for your life, you can go through whatever the devil tries to throw at you... through the storms, through the trials, through the battles and as long as you keep your eyes on Jesus, you know you'll get whatever He's promised. God's promises are true and He's faithful to do what He promised."
In this day and age, it's all right to be of a different spirit. In Numbers 14:2, God said, "But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendents shall inherit it."
If you'd like to hear more of Keith's testimony, join us on Wednesday, May 30th. Keith Thibodeaux a.k.a. 'Little Ricky' will be our special guest speaker for Connection Magazines annual Jubilee Banquet. To order tickets call 1-800-471-9673 or see our ad on page 19.