Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Samuel 19:8 - 20:42)
“The Purpose, The Path, and The Plan”
Text: 1Samuel 20:3
“Then David took an oath again, and said, “Your father certainly knows that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said, ‘Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.’ But truly, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.”
“The Purpose, The Path, and The Plan” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God had a Purpose, Path, and Plan for David’s Life.
God’s Purpose for David was a Throne that would last forever, because David’s dynasty would include The Son of Man! This was God’s Purpose for David’s life.
God’s Path was a life of hardship as a boy, and great suffering as a young man. Serving a crazy king faithfully as the king tried to kill him many times; and now being forced to live in his own country as a fugitive for the next 20 years, until he became king over Israel. God’s Path for David was God’s Preparation for His Purpose to be achieved; growing a Shepherd’s Heart for the King of Israel.
God’s Plan for David was Executed by David’s Faith. God was with David all along the Path, saving him from Saul, and all David’s enemies. God took David from what he knew into the Unknown world of Faith! This is the World where The Shepherd’s Heart of Faith Walks….Ooooh Rah!
God emptied David of his confidence in himself and others, and filled him with Love, Trust, and Confidence in God Alone!
God has a Purpose for you and I also, Warrior.
His Purpose is a Throne, that you and I will sit in with our Father God, our Commander Son of God, and our Helper Holy Spirit:
“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”(Rev.3:21).
God’s Path for His Warrior is the Path of the Cross. We bear the cross and all it’s grief and sufferings, for a brief season of life in this world, so that we will Wear The Crown of Life Forever. As our Commander did, so you and I “take up our cross and follow Him through all the stuff of life together with Him, all the way Home!:
“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”(Luke 14:26-27).
God’s Plan for His Warrior is executed by Faith!
“For we walk by Faith and not by sight”(2Corin.5:7).
We walk with our Commander beyond the “known” and familiar, into the “Unknown World of Faith;” growing deeper roots of Love, Trust, and Confidence in our Commander and King! Yes, you and I have a “plan of good works” personally prepared by God for you and I to walk in BY FAITH!(Eph.2:10). And we never walk alone in this plan; our Commander Jesus Christ and our Helper Holy Spirit walk with us, and dwell within us, all along the way Home.
This is The Purpose, The Path, and The Plan for the Warrior’s Life; that leads you and I HOME! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy