Don’t Forget How You Came (3)-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome back to the third part of our series. Grab your coffee and come on in.

Where were we? Oh, yeah, that’s right; we were talking about some of David’s positive characteristics. So another admirable trait about David is his dedication to God, especially after a victory. I know earlier on in the beginning of my journey with God, I would pretty much only talk with Him in times of trouble. I’d receive an answer to my prayer and then I’d go off and try and be good but I wouldn’t show back up until the next trauma or drama happened. I’m so humbled and thankful that I’ve outgrown that child-like strategy. 🙂

Anyway, after each victory, city by city, David would take the stuff – it was called the “spoil” — they recovered, jewels and precious stones, livestock, clothes, et cetera, and he would dedicate a portion to the Lord. He never forgot how he came to his victory and where his victory came from.

Another great characteristic of David is his desire for justice and righteousness. It says in 2nd Samuel 8:15 that “David reigned over all Israel doing what was just and right for all his people.” Wow, can we say that about our president? And I’m not bad-mouthing him, either, but we all have only one example of the One who will, for eternity, reign over all nations doing what is just and right for all His people.

The fifth characteristic that is obvious in reading about David is that he used wisdom in delegating and setting up an administration. He knew that because their territory was increasing, they would need to be organized and that takes a good administration. Uh-oh, I found another detour. Follow me for a minute, please.

In the smaller picture, we each have our own territory and we also need to be wise in how we delegate and set up an administration, or help, if you will. Our territory is our first mission field, our homes. I am learning through experience that within our home, my husband and I need to be more of a team, working together so when the enemy comes to attack and divide, he will be unsuccessful. Each one in the household is an important part of the bigger picture; one is not greater than the other. Oh to practice good administration in the home first before setting out on higher, bigger territory.

Okay, so I’d better let you go for now. We’ll pick back up with this on Wednesday, so, please, come back.

May your day be dedicated unto Abba,

Evinda

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