Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Topic: ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD
Text: 1 Samuel 30:1-2, 6
📖1….”And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
📖2….And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
📖6….And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”
🔥In Matt 12:25, Jesus said that a kingdom, city, house, divided against itself cannot stand. King Saul, out of fear of David, borne out of insecurity and envy, had pursued David out of Israel to live with the Philistines for some years. Thus divided Israel between himself and David. David was given Ziklag, a provincial border town between Israel and Philistine by Achish, king of the Philistines town of Gath for asylum. When the Amalekites invaded Ziklag, David’s men felt bad and desired to stone David. David felt bad too, but didn’t blame anyone unlike his men. He rather sought God’s face. Do you blame others for your misfortunes? Seek God instead.
🔥🔥David encouraged himself in the Lord by talking to himself during the crisis in Psalm 11:1-7. David distrusted himself; his capabilities, strength, etc, even though he had the crowns of the bear, lion and Goliath to his credit: yet he sought God’s help. He asked God whether his men could match the robbers – 1 Sam 30:8. David got God’s support because his faith in God wasn’t sham and professional. Not a matter of mouth confession or profession, but a sold out life to God.
🔥🔥🔥Beloved BoLDers, make the news this year by turning totally to God for help. Always encourage yourselves in the Lord by remembering all the deliverances you experienced from his hand of old, when you thought it was all over. Bear in mind that, you can’t achieve anything on your own, neither can you become anything without God. As you make this your attitude, you will pursue, overtake, overthrow, win, succeed, recover all your loses in the past years and become greater in Jesus’ name.
🙏Precious father, as I enter into an oath of allegiance with you henceforth, give me deliverances on every side, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏My father, my father, help me to always chase substances and evidences in my life, instead of chasing shadows, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Heavenly father, restore and recover for me, all that I have ever lost since I have been following you by faith, in Jesus’ name.
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