‘…I have found David…a man after My own heart…’ Acts 13:22
Some of God’s promises are fulfilled quickly. But others, like the one God gave to David telling him he’d be king, have to be fought for. The Jebusites controlled Jerusalem; they taunted David saying, ‘…You will not get in here…’ (2 Samuel 5:6 NIV). To make matters worse, Jerusalem was on an elevation hundreds of feet above David’s army. The only way up was through a water cistern where they had to wade and climb through pitch-black darkness. ‘Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion…’ (2 Samuel 5:7). Understand this: if He has to, God will bring you up through the gutter to get you to the throne! Notice two words: ‘nevertheless’ and ‘took.’ When you’re up to your neck in problems and the enemy is saying, ‘You won’t make it,’ stand on God’s Word and declare ‘nevertheless.’ Rise up in faith and claim what God’s promised you. ‘…The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits’ (Daniel 11:32 NKJV). God can show you how to exploit the situation for your good and His glory. But don’t expect everybody to celebrate your success. ‘…When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, [they] went up in search of David…’ (2 Samuel 5:17 NKJV). You’ll have to fight to get to your destiny – and fight to hold on to it. You can’t ‘coast’ on old victories. With each new battle you have to get fresh instructions. ‘…David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines?”…the Lord said…”Go up, for I will…deliver the Philistines into your hand”‘ (2 Samuel 5:19 NKJV). Today, go forward knowing God is with you!
….’subtle flute sounds floating in the air around you…’
“Wade in the water, wade in the water childres, wade in the water…”
The exams are on me now, I finish on the 18th of this month,
say a wee prayer for me, won’t you?
I purpose to return with a bagful of writing for you when I return,
till next time,
easy does it 🙂