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God’s Appointing and Preparing

 

In I Samuel Chapter 16, Saul has lost his King’s position in the spiritual realm and God has sent His servant the Prophet Samuel to the house of Jesse to anoint the next King. The prophet goes through all the sons of Jesse that was presented to him and the Lord said not them. Jesse did not present David as he was tending the sheep. The Lord said to Prophet Samuel look not at the appearance, but at the heart.  Then he anoints David to be King. In the spiritual realm, David is King, but not yet in the natural as David has  some preparing to do. (Verse 16).

Now here is the kicker, David was skillful in the harp and he loved to worship God. Saul had an evil spirit that came upon him from the Lord.

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. 15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. 16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. 17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. 18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him. 19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep. 20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul. 21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

This is what I want to point out verse 21; And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.  When God appoints you to something, He will put you in the place where you will be  able to learn those things needed, so that you can do what HE, called you to. Do not freight, God’s has a plan. Stay focus, stay in Christ, stay in love and stay in faith. You will do what God has called you to.

Blessings

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2017 in Faith, Inspiration

 

Hopeful

                       

Hopeful is what I am. This past week was long, but God gave me strengh.  I took time to rest, prayer and read the Bible each day.It helped me remain focused and trusting in God in the midst of the trails and tribulation throughout the week. 

I am not only hopeful, I am at peace. It is amazing what God can do. If you are having a diffucult time, I suggest that try God. 

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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Inspiration

 

Affliction and Laughter

 

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Many times in life affliction comes our way. It may be a relative, friend or ourselves.  Our response during that time and after that time is important. Are we going to stay upbeat in spite of the situation and try to find the positive? I am not saying it is an easy task to do, in the midst of pain, but laughter is a good medicine. It releases that tension and bad toxins from the body.

Proverbs 17:22 King James Version; A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Today in spite of the situation, find something to be thankful for and remember how far you came. Then laugh,yes rejoice and release all the negative thoughts from your mind.

Peace!

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Posted by on March 29, 2017 in Inspiration

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quote

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there was two ways that I could respond to my situation: either to react in bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force.”

Now here is my question, what is your choice?

Peace!

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Inspiration, Quote

 

Storms in Life

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In the midst of the storm, there generally is a way of escape. The question is will you take the escape route or it is meant for you to ride the storm out? Some storms of life we put ourselves into and some storms of life are not expected.  That is just called life. Things happen.

In the Book of Matthew Chapter 8:23-27 verses it tells a story how the disciples and Jesus were in ship at sea and a strong wind came and the disciples thought they were going to die.

23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Jesus spoke to storm by rebuking the winds and the sea.  That same spirit of Christ is in you and I. What ever situation you are in today, believe God that you have the faith to ride it out. If you need a way of escape, believe God for direction and He will see you thorough.

Peace!

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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Faith, Inspiration

 

Hearer or Doer Preparation

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James 1:22 King James Version 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

The hearer of the word, just goes for the promise.  They do not do any preparation they just jump right in ready to receive the prize.

The doer of the word, hears the word and does the preparation needed to receive the promise. After getting themselves prepared for the promise, they receive the promise.

To earn a Medical Degree, you must follow the set program of studies and take the required courses/labs.  The degree is the promise for completing course. To whom much is given, much is required.

Are you a hearer or a doer of the Word?

Be Blessed!

For More on this topic

TD Jakes Sermon: God is preparing you

 

Re-post- Originally posted in March of 2013

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Inspiration

 

Proverty

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Proverbs 20:13 King James Version (KJV)  Love not sleep, lest thou come into poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Poverty is defined as a state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions according to Merriam Webster Dictionary.

What we see here in scripture is if you want to be able to achieve a certain amount of money or possession, you can not sleep all the time. One needs to work. Money is a means for getting things needed for survival. Now to get the amount of money you want, one must educate themselves. Education, getting knowledge and understanding is a key.

Proverbs 4:5-9 (KJV) Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Let us all strive to educate ourselves to remove the lack in our lives.  Let us share what we learn and help some one remove the poverty in their lives.

 

Blessings!

 

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Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Inspiration, Wisdom - Proverbs

 

Overwhelmed With Tasks

1 Thess 5.18

Do you ever feel overwhelmed at work ? Do ever feel like everything is being handed to you at once to be completed as soon as possible?

Know that if you were not competent and dependable, you would not be asked to do the task. You have been put in this place because of your character and the trust that you have earned with others.  So instead of thinking of the task(s) given as a burden or too much, look at it as a stepping stone to your next level of promotion.  Then thank God that He has selected you for this purpose.

Be Blessed!

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Re-post- Originally posted in May of 2013

 

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Faith, Inspiration

 

Worry

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God has not given us a spirit of fear or worry. He has given us power love and a sound mind.  Do not worry about today or tomorrow.  Leave it at feet of the Lord Jesus and He (the Lord Jesus) will carry you through.

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)   For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Be Blessed!

Re-post from 2012

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Inspiration

 

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Acts: 13:44-48 King James Version (KJV)  44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. 45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

In our scripture text, we see Paul and Barnabas brought the good news to the Jews 1st and they did not believe. The Lord gave a way for the people who are not Jews, a chance to be saved, a chance to have remissions of sins, a chance to have power to overcome.  The Jews refused and the Gentiles accepted.

John 3:16 (KJV) 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Christ died on the cross so that all men might be saved. Everyone has an option. The question is who is ready to say “yes” to Christ and begin to follow Him.

Blessings!

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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Faith, Inspiration

 
 
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