Believe For It

Guess what? My boys are loving 1 Chronicles! I didn’t expect it, but they ask for extra reading, and even thank me afterward. Maybe it’s that the book is a narrative that contains kings, warriors, battles and the like?? Whatever it is, I’m glad, because we are learning so many lessons and I am enjoying the together time.

I’m going to back up a little from our story of Uzzah and share a couple of the things that captured my attention first. Chronicles starts with a genealogy, but then it explains how Saul died. Afterward, chapter 11:1-3 says,

“All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, ‘We are your own flesh and blood. In the past, even while Saul was king, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the Lord your God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.'”

“When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, he made a compact with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel, as the Lord had promised through Samuel.”

Sometimes God gives us an impression about something and it seems to come to pass quickly. That’s faith building!! Other times, we are sure we heard Him promise something and, years later, we are still waiting. Sometimes our faith grows weak and we may question whether we heard right or understood correctly. David didn’t misunderstand when Samuel anointed him to be the next king while Saul was still living, but it was many difficult years of waiting that followed the promise. Saul was bent on killing David, bound and determined to thwart God’s promise. He was frustrated that God had removed his Spirit and support from him, and he was filled with insane jealousy and hatred for David. David was a man without a homeland, constantly running from Saul, and even living among the enemy Philistines in order to find a moment’s peace. The Psalms are full of David’s pleas to God to rescue and avenge him. I’m sure there were times that it seemed surreal to him. And yet– even though the wait was long and difficult, when Saul finally died, all Israel came together and unanimously voted to support God’s word.

Every promise in the Bible will be upheld. God says His word will not return to Him void. And the personal promises. The rhemas. {I’m not talking about interpretations someone else may give you. I’m talking about the still small whisper that makes your spirit quake because you hear His voice and know that the Shepherd is calling.} If He said it, He will do it.

Believe for it.

Pray for it.

Wait for it.

Photo credit goes to my friend Amanda, who captured this double rainbow in the midst of local storms yesterday. You can check out her husband’s children’s Christmas book about Babe the Blue Ox on Amazon HERE.

Thank you for reading!

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