Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Kings 9)
“The Prize of His Presence”
Text: 1 Kings 9:4-5
“Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments,
then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’”
“The Prize of His Presence,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. As Solomon feared God and kept His Commandments God promised to establish Solomon’s throne forever; as long as his descendants also feared God and kept His Commandments. God’s Presence in King Solomon’s surrendered heart would establish His kingdom in Solomon’s life, and Solomon’s throne over Israel.
How about you and I as Warrior’s of the Kingdom of God? What is the “Prize” of a warrior’s heart full of Love for their King? The Presence of their King! Living in the Presence of their King at all times. “For richer or for poorer, in sickness or in health, in sorrow or in happiness; until He comes for us....” The Warrior is living in The Prize of His Presence! Our Commander and King is our constant Companion in all the seasons of life in this world - and even for all eternity! Wow, what a Great Prize this is!
And God also establishes His Kingdom of Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in Holy Spirit, in our life as we walk before Him.
“for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”(Rom.14:17).
One who loves God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength; will walk before God in integrity of heart and uprightness, and keep His Commandments. And God will establish His Kingdom in their life, and the lives of their descendants as they also walk before God with integrity of heart and uprightness.
This is the deep longing of the human soul, to be re-united with God, to Know His Love, to Fear Him and Keep His Commandments. This is The Prize of His Presence; God establishing Righteousness with God, Peace with God, and Joy with our Helper Holy Spirit! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,