WHEN YOU SLAY BEARS AND LIONS

Devotional Type : PHANEROO~DEVOTION

Date: 29th January 2018

 Preacher: Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Samuel 17:34-36 (KJV), And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

Topic: WHEN YOU SLAY BEARS AND LIONS

Honour comes entirely from God. Regardless of how many “bears and lions you slay”, it is wisdom to wait for the hand of the Lord to reveal the glory upon your life to men.

This wisdom was at work in the life of David. In his service as a shepherd boy to his father Jesse, he had killed both lions and bears with his bare hands.

He was the least in his father’s household. But there is no record in the scriptures that he used these secret successes to prove himself and his place in his father’s household. 

There are ministers that have failed in this journey of the gospel because when they “slew bears and lions” (when they made a lame man walk, healed a chronic disease or opened a blind eye), that was reason enough to break off from the ministries to which they submit and start their own churches.

Performing a miracle does not qualify you to start a ministry.

As a child of God, never seek honour simply because you have demonstrated the supernatural power of God. Wait on God, and He will raise you up. When He does, nothing in this world can bring you down.

FURTHER STUDY: James 4:6, John 5:44

GOLDEN NUGGET: Honour comes entirely from God. Regardless of how many “bears and lions you slay”, it is wisdom to wait for the hand of the Lord to reveal the glory upon your life to men.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word. Thank you for the great things that you are working in my life. These very things humble me and cause me to break before you. Your hand is upon me and by you, I stand before men in glory, honour and power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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