Saturday, June 16, 2007

Encourage YOURSELF in the Lord

I had lots of questions for God today, and this is one of the Scriptures that encouraged me. Even in the midst of hell on earth, God always reserves a remnant. Though small, there is still a number who have not bowed to Baal. I know there are some who are operating as God has instructed you to do. There are some who are living holy and doing all they can to walk in obedience and meekness. Yet, the walls seem to be falling down around you. People mistake or even doubt your motives, your gift and your calling. Still, you must SEEK GOD and press toward the mark. Position yourself to hear God's voice and ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN HIM!

For those of you who fit this description, BE ENCOURAGED!

1Sa 30:1 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;
1Sa 30:2 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.
1Sa 30:3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
1Sa 30:4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
1Sa 30:5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
1Sa 30:6 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.
1Sa 30:7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
1Sa 30:8 And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.

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