About six months after I became a Christian, something amazing took place at church, one Sunday evening. I was reading the scripture: 1 Samuel 17, to follow along with the preacher, and as I did, the words on that page came alive, as if I was watching a movie. God was showing me something. He was speaking to me, however; what He was saying? He certainly had my attention.
I found this encounter with the Lord interesting as a few days prior to that amazing event, I was praying with my mentor and had heard God speak, telling me I was a woman of valour. The Holy spirit had spoken to me in a word of knowledge. How did I know it was a word of knowledge? The thought had a brilliance to it that was different to my own way of thinking. I just knew, it was a God moment.
God had shown me David as a role model. He wanted me to follow David’s example. To have confidence in Him and His word, to trust Him no matter what was happening around me, no matter who scoffs or mocks me. The journey to overcome my own giant “Fear of man (people)” began. David was the best role model I could ever have, God wanted me to learn to praise and worship Him and leave the outcome to Him. The battle really does belong to the Lord and in the light of God’s word those giants really do fall.
David was a young shepherd-King, a skilled musician, he was a man after God’s own heart. David’s confidence in his God, enabled him to step up and do what he did. His heart was a heart of worship and courage/valour. He knew his God, and David trusted and obeyed Him regardless of what was said about him, or to him. He feared (revered and respected) God more than man. God was his source and focus of life.
I would like to say it is an easy path to walk, but I cannot, but it was, and is exciting, because I know God is with me, and His grace abounds. Looking to God as my source of courage instead of acting with my learnt bravado, enables me to overcome my fear, and just like David, gratitude in the form of worship arises and overflows unto God.
There are two jewels in this article of how God spoke to me.
Firstly, God sure knows how to get our attention when He wants us to hear what He is saying. What an amazing God we worship.
Secondly, I heard the voice of the Lord when He chose to speak to me with a word of knowledge. I learnt God’s thoughts are not mine. Isaiah 55:8-9 tells us that “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”.
I believe God wants me to be like David, a worshiper who always looks to God and trusts in Him.
Love and Blessings.