“Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says–‘I cannot stand anymore.’ God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God’s hands. Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. ‘Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him'” – Oswald Chambers.
Led by the Lord
When Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, “God has delivered him into my hands, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars.” And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men. When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod. David said, “Lord, God of Israel, your servant has heard definitely that Saul plans to come to Keilah and destroy the town on account of me.
1 Samuel 23:7-10
David continues to be led by the Lord and he is given victory over the people of Keilah. David and his men may have thought Keilah was a safe place, where they could stay in comfort after moving about in the wilderness and living in caves.
We might reach a stage in our lives where the storms have ended and the Lord has given us victory. We may rest and that is when the enemy will attack us. His desire is to steal, kill, and pursue his end.
Our cords must always be tied to God, as the cord of a baby is attached to the mother before birth. David understood this; he kept seeking the Lord when he heard that Saul was after him and the Lord guided him out of Keilah. This is the Lord whom we trust, He will never leave us nor sake us. He will always answer us when we call on His name.
I thank You Lord for Your love, which is steadfast, and I know that I can come to You when the enemy pursues me. Amen.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju