Posts from September 2023

Posts from September 2023

Defending What Matters – Loyalty in the Shadows | Day 5

Day 5: Defending What Matters And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory. 2 Samuel 23:11-12 (KJV) Reflection: Shammah teaches us that no task is too small when it…

Renewing Our Strength – Loyalty in the Shadows | Day 4

Day 4: Renewing Our Strength But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) Reflection: This powerful verse emphasizes that our endurance comes from waiting upon the Lord. When we put our faith and hope in God, we find renewed strength to face life’s battles. It’s a reminder that even when we feel…

Endurance to the End – Loyalty in the Shadows | Day 3

Day 3: Endurance to the End He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. 2 Samuel 23:10 (KJV) Reflection: Eleazar shows us the essence of endurance. He fought until his hand was weary and stuck to his sword. Life’s battles might make us weary, but like Eleazar, we are called to hold…

Courage Comes from God – Loyalty in the Shadows | Day 2

Day 2: Courage Comes from God Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9 (KJV) Reflection: This verse assures us that our courage doesn’t come from our own abilities but from God’s presence in our lives. It’s a liberating realization that we don’t have to rely solely on our own strength. We can tap into an…

Taking a Stand When Others Retreat – Loyalty in the Shadows | Day 1

Day 1: Taking a Stand When Others Retreat These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. 2 Samuel 23:8 (KJV) Reflection: Adino the Eznite stood his ground when others retreated, fighting off eight hundred enemies. This shows immense courage and loyalty, not just to David but…

Be Still and Know – Power of Knees that Bend| Day 5

Day 5: Be Still and Know Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth Psalm 46:10 (KJV) Reflection: In a world that demands constant movement and noise, the act of being still is profoundly counter-cultural. Yet it’s in this stillness that we come to a deeper understanding of who God is. Being still doesn’t mean doing nothing; it means creating space in our busy lives to…

The Armor of Prayer – Power of Knees that Bend| Day 4

Day 4: The Armor of Prayer Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) Reflection: Prayer isn’t just a ritual; it’s an essential piece of our spiritual armor. As we communicate with God, we are fortified against the snares and temptations of the world. Constant prayer equips us to stand firm, resilient against the enemy’s schemes. Real-life Illustration: Imagine a soldier constantly checking and…

Hearing God’s Reply – Power of Knees that Bend| Day 3

Day 3: Hearing God’s Reply And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. 1 Samuel 3:10 (KJV) Reflection: True communication is a two-way street; prayer is no exception. Too often we are quick to list our requests but slow to listen for God’s responses. Like Samuel, we need to offer God not just our words, but also our attention, saying, “Speak; for thy servant heareth.” Illustration:…

The Currency of Faith – Power of Knees that Bend| Day 2

Day 2: The Currency of Faith But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) Reflection: In the divine exchange that takes place during prayer, faith serves as the currency. It’s not enough to simply speak words into the air; we must believe that those words are being caught by a God who cares.…

The Prayer Closet – Power of Knees that Bend| Day 1

Day 1: The Prayer Closet But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6 (KJV) Reflection: The prayer closet is a unique place where we can be our authentic selves before God. There’s no need for performance or pretense. This intimate setting offers us the perfect space to unburden our hearts and…

Love as a Mission – Love In Action | Day 5

Day 5: Love as a Mission Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 (KJV) Reflection: We are ambassadors for Christ, and love is our message. We’re not just commissioned to hold this love within our…

Love Is Action – Love In Action | Day 4

Day 4: Love Is Action But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) Reflection: Love isn’t just a sentiment, it’s an action, evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit. If you’re filled with God’s Spirit, these attributes, starting with love, should be visible in your life. Love is the key fruit that unlocks the rest, manifesting in our actions and choices every day.…
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