Daily Word for Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A false sense of security is something we must guard against at all times but especially when promotion or accomplishment tempts us to drop our guard.
Immediately after David’s coronation as King of Israel, II Samuel 5:17 says, “Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David.”
No matter your achievement, there will be Philistines; they are those people who respond to the latest rumor about you. They are seldom helpful and will attempt to do harm if they can.
Thank God, He knows what your enemies’ plans are before they do. II Samuel 5:17 further says, “…all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold.”
Our stronghold is prayer; prayer is the way to protect and defend ourselves from the enemies’ attacks.
Consider what the Bible says about how we are to move forward in a hostile environment:
1. Pray always.
I Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing.
Romans 8:26 – Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
2. Rely on God with everything you have.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
3. Don’t get addicted to your rear view mirror.
Philippians 3:12-14 – Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
4. Know that you are never without God’s counsel or support.
Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
5. Let go of your past.
Isaiah 43:18-19 –”Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
There is no secret formula to our success in any detail of our lives; we simply move forward in God.
Peace and blessings!