*Pastor’s Note: Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
A Scripture that I live by that gives me assurance and peace in the Lord. I can recognize through many hardships and obstacles from the past that God by His graciousness and mercy was leading me to a place He wanted me to be so I would be a more effective vessel for Him.
So to does this next article but using a little bit different yet still very effective approach to get the truth of God’s leading and direction out. I’ve always enjoyed the articles from this ministry. Though at times it takes me a while to get around different ministries, it is ALWAYS a joy and a blessing when I do. This one is a case in point. Truth, and practicality. I hope you are as blessed by it as I am.
All that we encounter and endure serves a purpose in God’s greater plan
The Lord chose David to be His servant and actively prepared him for that calling. By following the various stages of his life—from the things he experienced as a simple shepherd boy to his achievements as a heroic ruler—we can trace how the Lord prepared David to be used mightily.
Shepherd: At the time when David was actually anointed king, he hadn’t yet been in authority over anything besides sheep (1 Samuel 16:1-13). His humble position was the starting place for training to become God’s servant as king of Israel.
Psalmist:David suffered many afflictions on his way to the throne, and his writings reveal how those troubles drew him to God. His psalms provide intimate glimpses of the God he knew and trusted deeply.
Commander:King Saul put David in charge of…
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