Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Mighty Men

The Mighty Men by Joan Cook

"These be the names of the mighty men whom David had:" 2 Samuel 23:8

Several years ago, I underwent a surgical procedure. I had a lot of time to rest and meditate.  The Lord led me to read 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. Here are some thoughts I'd like to share with you.

I began reading about King David and his mighty men. David established good council in those around him and he placed strong men in leadership positions of his household, army, and his kingdom. These men who would go to battle and destroy David's enemies, against all odds, were called "mighty men". They were valiant warriors who fought for good! These warriors killed lions with their bare hands, destroyed 800 men at one time, fought off entire armies by themselves. (Of course, they hand the hand of God behind them.)

In looking at these mighty men, I have realized just how important it is for us as Christians to be mighty men of God. Sometimes it is hard to stand and be mighty when we feel feeble and weary. But we have to remember that we have all the power we need behind us. God has provided the resources and the armor as we go into battle, and the plan we need to implement. All we have to do is be obedient. The Lord has called us all, as Christians, to be mighty men and women of God. Don't let the enemy fool you into thinking you are a weak, unimportant part of the body of Christ. With Christ behind, beside, and in front of us, we can become valiant, mighty warriors.

Just as the mighty men of David trained their bodies for battle, so must we train ourselves today! We cannot click our heels and snap our fingers and instantly become strong. There are things we have to do:

1) Read your Bible - to grow in Christ, we have to learn of Him and His ways.

2) Pray - spend time talking to the Lord and listening to Him as He talks to you.

3) Study the word - Get a commentary and begin to study the scriptures

4) Go to Church - Surround yourself with strong Christians who will encourage you

5) Share Jesus with others - begin to share what Christ has done and is doing in your life with those who come in contact with.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray and ask God to help you become a mighty warrior for Him. If you do your part, He has promised to do His!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Those who need to make decisions for Christ as On The Go and the Keith Cook Team shares the Gospel around the world. Pray that they will hear a clear message about Christ, that the Holy Spirit will move them to a point of decision and that they will be bold enough to publicly respond for Christ.

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