I was reading this chapter today (Joshua 15) for our month reading (teens and youth ministry),
13 In accordance with the LORD’s command to him, Joshua gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a portion in Judah—Kiriath Arba, that is, Hebron. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.) 14 From Hebron Caleb drove out the three Anakites—Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai, the sons of Anak. 15 From there he marched against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher). 16 And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” 17 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.
18 One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him[b] to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”
19 She replied, “Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
And I just love this how awesome was Caleb as a father as a man of GOD who understand her daughter needs, since the land he had given her ( Negev = dry ) and it reminded me of Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
How great is this, Caleb as an earthly father gave good things for his daughter when she asked, imagine our heavenly father ( who created us, designed us, made us, loves us, sent his son to die for us so we could have everlasting life, how many good things he has for us and will give to us if only we ask !!!
So today I challenge you to simply ask, yes, He already has given us so much, but we can ask for more, Achsah already was given some land but she wanted the springs of water so she asked and she was given not only one spring but the upper and lower ( she got more than she asked) so today ask GOD he will give, have faith, you Father loves you and will give you what you need….
Be blessed, be encouraged, Be bold !!!!