‘Norm’ in the Normal – David Defeats Goliath

Don't Fear The Uncharted

Bible teaches us that David was a man after God’s own heart. David had his own success’s and failures just like any of us but what made David a cut above the rest was that his heart was always looking to God. He had a deep desire to follow God in-spite of what we know from the Bible that David was far from perfect. He had unshakable faith in the God He believed and worshiped.

If we just look at the extra-ordinary way of David becoming a king, his journey is an excellent reminder to us that God orchestrates His plans in His own ways and in His own perfect Timing.
David was chosen ‘ King’ while Saul was still a King. Samuel, the last judge of Israel is led by God to the family of Jesse in Bethlehem. Based on their appearances, Samuel assumes that the 1st son Eliab is God’s replacement for Saul. But clearly Eliab was not God’s choice. Then he passes Abinadab, Shammah and 7 of his son’s who were not God’s choices for leading his people.

1 Sam 16:17 God Says ” Do not consider the appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things that man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance, bu the Lord looks at the heart “

When all this was happening at Jess’s place, David who was a shepherd boy was actually tending his sheep. He had to be called for before the Lord confirms that infact He is the appointed king

1 Sam 16:12  “He was ruddy, had beautiful eyes and was handsome “

And the Lord said ” Arise, anoint him, for this is he “

v 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward “

Though he was anointed the King, David had to wait for almost 15 years before he could actually reign as a King. He had his own journey of being molded and shaped by God.

We see God’s favor with David throughout , especially when he became Saul’s favorite armor bearer and skillfully played for him when the evil spirit tormented Saul ( v 14 )

David is described as ‘ a man who is skilled in playing the lyre, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, a man of good presence and the Lord is with him ‘

This was a bit of history on how David was chosen to be a king. Let’s look at the extra-ordinary story of how he defeated Goliath

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A Leap Of Faith


When God gently whispers and calls for obedience to His voice, 

When He is urging you to trust Him and take a leap of faith 

And when you finally take that Crazy LEAP, 

Not knowing for certain what the uncertain holds in your future

That’s when He says

When I lead , I will provide

 

I heard this saying once 

The will of God will never take you to a place , where the Grace of God cannot keep you 

Keep trusting God and keep up with your journey ! Your one leap could be an answered prayer of many years . Your one leap could be the key to the Abundant Life God intends you to have. Your one leap could change your world in Christ. It takes action from your end, to make that ONE LEAP !! 

Remember, when He leads He provides 

Stay Blessed In Him💞

Repost : ‘Keep Walking ON’ in Christ 

I can’t believe this !! I had a similar revelation from the Lord on ‘Walking Through ‘ and same scriptures / examples of people from the Word .. I posted on my blog on 9th June 2017
Australian Prophetic Council – Chelsea Hagen 

https://fromhishearttoyours.com/2017/06/09/walking-on-the-waters/
I believe the Lord is encouraging us to hold on and keep ‘Walking Thru’ as in the walking is the breakthrough 
Amen
Stay Blessed in Him💞

The NORM in the NORMAL – FAITH LIKE ABRAHAM

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We all have dreams BIGGER than ourselves. Aspirations that go far beyond the skies. Hope that is never-ending because of the God we trust in.

YET most often we surrender our thinking to this one little thought that hinders and handicaps us from stepping forward and stepping out

 ‘I am just a normal person, trying to live my life ‘or ‘I am just a normal person who has a normal life of going to work to earn my living, supporting my family and just trying to live a calm life ‘

And in the midst of living our ‘NORM’ al lives, we get side tracked from the very purpose that God created us. There is a potential risk of missing out on the calling of God and wondering ‘WHY,  ‘WHAT HAPPENED ‘ and ‘ MY LIFE IS RIGHT WHERE I STARTED ‘

There are many characters in the Bible who were ‘ NORMAL’ men and women just like one of us. They are no different from us in that they also faced the hardest and toughest battles of life. They were also faced with giants in their life that we all have to deal with. For some it is idolatry, for some it is adultery, for some it is unexpected life incidents like miscarriages, divorce, loss of loved ones, for some it’s life transitions like moving from their home country or changing jobs to a totally new area , for some it is finding life partner or becoming a parent.

What made them stand out in their lives is the choices that made in their ‘NORMAL’ life when they were faced with situations. They were obedient to the Word of God and willing to break the ‘NORM’ in the ‘NORMAL’ so they can live their faith out in a way that glorifies God. They trusted God , relied on Him and waited on Him to fulfil all their heart’s desires.

NORM is defined as something that is usual, typical, or standard.

 In the coming weeks, we will be looking at  some of the Biblical characters in this context on how they overcame the NORM in the NORMAL. Let’s keep in mind that these were just NORMAL people in their day and age, just like us in this modern age.

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Transitioning through a Transition 


Pic Courtesy : Youversion

Going through some sort of transition in your life ?

I came across this during my quiet time. Hope this encourages you with strength for the journey now and ahead , just like it did for me!

Joseph spent years in jail, and yet it was all made beautiful in His time. It’s only a short breath of a life we live, so let’s have faith that it’s not the end.’

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens
For there is a time for everything under the heavens.

Click on the below link to read an encouraging blog
Preventing Burnout – Changing Seasons – The High Calling

Stay Blessed💞