First a Shepherd Than a King

And David said to Saul, “May no one’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine!” But Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight him; for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior since his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a sheep from the flock, I went out after it and attacked it, and rescued the sheep from its mouth; and when it rose up against me, I grabbed it by its mane and struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.” 1 Samuel 17:32-36

David was a shepherd tending sheep when his father sent him to take food to his brothers. When he heard Goliath taunting the army of God, he was appalled. He knew who God was and what God was able to do. Gods people had been in battle for so long, they forgot who God was to them. They listened to the enemy day after day after day until it messed with their mind and created fear in them.

David went through a whole lot of stuff before he sat on the throne, but he never lost sight of who God was in him and for him. He worshipped until He slipped behind the veil and sat in His sanctuary. He found the key to the throne room was in His worship.

If you want David’s passion, you must know God deeply. If you want Davids record of conquests, you must first seek God for direction before making decisions. If you want wealth like David, you must prepare to give to God first with your money. David wasn’t moved by his surroundings, he was only moved by God. He heard God speak because he practiced communion with Him. Pay the price, have the life!

Sandy G

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