Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world – not to win them, but to be like them. Billy Graham
One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.”
1 Samuel 16:18
David, the shepherd boy, who was once overlooked by his family, had now grown to be recognised by others as a brave warrior who was handsome and well spoken. His musical abilities were also acknowledged and because of this, he was called to the king’s service. It is interesting to note that all this talent was only recognised after the prophet had anointed him.
The most important characteristic, however, that the servant used to describe David was that the Lord was with him. Can people look at us and say the same of us? When the Lord is with us, His favour cannot be hidden and it will be recognised by others.
By giving the Lord first priority in our lives, we should also prepare ourselves to go where He calls us, just as David was called from the flocks of sheep to live in the king’s palace. We may think that we are the least important and not have the right education or qualifications but when we place Him above all things, He will give us the ability and strength to carry out His purpose in our lives. His favour will surround us and shield us from the enemy, making us the head and not the tail.
Thank You for Your grace and favour over my life. Help me to prioritise my time so that I may give You the best of all that I am. Amen.
God bless you.
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju