May 17, 2020
Word of the day: 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. I come to you in the name of the Lord of Host hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, who you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45 NKJV
Reflect: David depended on the Lord for his battles. Take a moment as men and women to determine if you ever try to battle your issues without God. How did the results go?
Discussion Board: David’s situation could have been him against the world. Instead, he trusted God to battle. It became David, the Lord, and his hosts, the armies of Israel. See how easy David made that situation? We tend to go into a problem without praying and not putting our trust in God. In 2 Samuel, God gives them strength when they go into battle and the ways open. God is the one that trains hands for battle; he gives you the mind to educate yourself. The weapon he gives is the word. Hezekiah sees with eyes of faith. He doesn’t worry about what is not there. Hezekiah is more focused on what is in front of him. The Lord says, “Victory is not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” God’s strength is how you win! Take your overwhelming odds with God. It is hard to do that; it is normal. The practice is to do it and not look back.
Takeaway: God saved Daniel from mouths of lions. Furious flames did not harm Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Give God your battles. What are your takeaways?
Prayer: Father, thank you for our fellowship. Your battles are worth praise every day, multiple times a day. You have been good to us. There is nothing in the world that can compare to you. Thank you for your love. We give you praise. In Jesus’ name. Amen!