Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1Samuel 19:8 - 20:42)
“Leading Through Chaos”
Text: 1Samuel 19:18
“So David fled and escaped, and went to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth.”
“Leading Through Chaos,” is on the menu for Breakfast this morning. King David shows us the beginning point of Leading Through Chaos: Finding A Refuge in God’s Word! “David fled and escaped, and went to Samuel at Ramah.” The Prophet Samuel was God’s depository for His Word in those days; so that’s where David ran to!
Fear was on every side for David; Saul’s attempts to kill him, others telling Saul his hiding places, he had fear all around him. He felt like “there was only one step between him and death!”(1Samuel 20:3). Yet David still found his refuge in God’s Word, and was empowered to Lead Himself and Others Through Chaos.
Our Commander and King was the Perfect Model of Leading Through Chaos. From His birth as Son of Man He was marked for assassination. He escaped from Herod to Egypt, walked through crowds of people who were trying to stone Him, and prayed through the chaos of Gethsemane, because He Found His Refuge in His Father’s Word. He prayed three times for His Father’s Will to be done, not His will as Son of Man. (Matt.26:39, 42, 44). He showed us all How To Lead Through Chaos, by finding His Refuge in His Father’s Word.
“And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” (John 8:29).
Our Commander expects you and I to Lead ourself and others Through the Chaos of this world. We are Warriors and we are expected to Lead!
Today you and I have this same Refuge, the Fortress of God’s Unchanging and All Powerful Word.
Trouble may be on every side, fear of covid, unemployment, and ethnic violence on every side here in America and in Ethiopia - yet there is a Refuge and Fortress for the Warrior to turn to: the Word of God!
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Remember this Truth that God is Still in charge during times of Chaos!
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psa.91:1-2)
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.” (Psa.91:14-16).
Listen up Warrior! The Warrior Leads Through Chaos from Their Place of Refuge; the Fortress of Their Commander’s Word. Position yourself in this Refuge and stand fast in Faith. This is not a time to fear - it is Our Finest Hour, Our Time To Shine in the darkness we walk through, as Children of Light living “under the shadow of Almighty God!” Our God Is With Us At All Times! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,