In our darkest hour in our hardest trials God will send encouragement to help us keep going. David was going through a hard time but the Lord used a Benjaminite named Amanai who spoke words of encouragement to David
1 Chronicles 12
Devotion: Problems When You Don’t Discipline
Through out the Bible it takes about disciplining your children and when you don’t there will be problems. King David never ever disciplined one of his sons and because he didn’t there were consequences. Discipline is Love. And God loves us enough to discipline us and He can teach us how to discipline our own children.
1 Kings 1
There are pretty big dangers to not confronting when there is a problem. Whether confronting family members, your own children, co-workers, friends, etc. When you don’t you are more communicating that it is okay and things can spiral out into even more problems.
David was a pretty great guy but the biggest issue he had was not confronting his children when they did wrong and because of it more and more problems happened.
2 Samuel 13
When you choose to sin even though you know God says not to and the Bible says not to but you do any ways there is a time after that that I like to call the Grace Period. The Grace Period is a short amount of time where God wants you to repent, wants you to make things right, wants you to confess your sin but when that time runs out there will be a rebuke, discipline, and maybe even consequences. When King David slept with Bathsheba another man’s wife God gave him 9 months to a year to repent and make things right but instead David kept getting deeper and deeper into his sin until God finally stepped in and rebuked him as well as having a couple consequences.
2 Samuel 11
If you have a good reputation it can path the way for you by opening doors you never thought possible. Ruth had an amazing reputation so much so the whole town was talking about her and caught the eye of Boaz which later led to them getting married. Your reputation can make or break opportunities in your life. So I ask you what does you reputation say about you?
This world can be so cruel and though we have given our lives to God doesn’t mean we are exempt from Tragedy. But what God will do is making all things work for the good of those who love Him and He can redeem any situation. Naomi knew tragedy good and well yet even before tragedy happened God had a plan to turn it into something so beautiful
When we don’t have God’s truth or a standard to live by then we will do what is right in our own eyes. And it can get pretty bizarre, pretty quickly. The book of Judges has some very weird and horrible things that went on that does not make sense until you read at the end of the book it says “They did what was right in their own eyes.”
The Lord told the Israelites that He had secrets to keep to himself and secrets that he wanted to reveal to them. And the only way to do that is to go on a treasure hunt. It is ingrained in us to go on a hunt. And God has hidden things in his word, in our time with Him, music, and other things that he wants to reveal to us.
It is so fun to go on a treasure hunt with God and to find things he has hidden for us.
I love Walking By Faith! For 11 years I was a missionary that never got paid, trusted God for everything and walked by faith believing God would take care of everything I needed whether personal needs or ministry needs. I wrote my journey down in a book called “One Yes” and in this video I share a little bit about what I wrote
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It doesn’t matter if you just gave your life to the Lord or if you have been walking with Him a long time Real Faith is when He requires of you to do something and you believe with God’s help all things are possible. Joshua and Caleb had real faith. Even though the other spies didn’t believe God could conquer the land with them Joshua and Caleb did. And because of their faith they got to go into the Promised Land.