Yesterdays became today,, by God’s grace and Will, it will be tomorrow – Amen.
BIG factor! We are Known! EVERY moment of our lives has been seen. Difference? We have the power to choose! We can rewrite The Story Spoken to be, or find the steps that were pre-planned before our existence!
For You Created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your Works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from Your Essence
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the Earth.
Your Eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in Your book
before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16
Did you catch those last two lines? All the days ordained for you were written in His book (I like to call it His “script” for our lives) before one of them came to be. God has seen all our days in front of Him before we’ve lived out any of them. That means nothing takes Him by surprise. Nothing is unexpected to Him, and nothing affects you and me that is outside of His loving plan for us. The writer, designer, and director of our life’s script knows exactly what He’s doing—even when we think something is spiraling out of control.
David was urged by his followers to exact revenge on king Saul:
David doesn’t kill Saul when He has the chance. We are tested by The LORD, Amen. Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Blessed is the person who remains steadfast under trial, for when they have stood the test they will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who Love Him.
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to Man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Saul returned from chasing the Philistines. Then he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.” So Saul took 3,000 of the best soldiers from the whole nation of Israel. He started out to look for David and his men. He planned to look near the Rocky Cliffs of the Wild Goats. He came to some sheep pens along the way. A cave was there. Saul went in to go to the toilet. David and his men were far back in the cave. David’s men said, “This is the day the Lord told you about. He said to you, ‘I will hand your enemy over to you. Then you can deal with him as you want to.’ ” So David came up close to Saul without being seen. He cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. Later, David felt sorry that he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “May the Lord keep me from doing a thing like that again to my master. He is the Lord’s anointed king. So I promise that I will never lay my hand on him. The Lord has anointed him.” David said that to correct his men. He wanted them to know that they should never suggest harming the king. He didn’t allow them to attack Saul. So Saul left the cave and went on his way. Then David went out of the cave. He called out to Saul, “King Saul! My master!” When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down. He lay down flat with his face toward the ground. He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is trying to harm you’? This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lord handed you over to me in the cave. Some of my men begged me to kill you. But I didn’t. I said, ‘I will never lay my hand on my master. He is the Lord’s anointed king.’ Look, my father! Look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe. But I didn’t kill you. See, there is nothing in my hand that shows I am guilty of doing anything wrong. I haven’t turned against you. I haven’t done anything to harm you. But you are hunting me down. You want to kill me. May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord pay you back because of the wrong things you have done to me. But I won’t do anything to hurt you. People say, ‘Evil acts come from those who do evil.’ So I won’t do anything to hurt you. “King Saul, who are you trying to catch? Who do you think you are chasing? I’m nothing but a dead dog or a flea! May the Lord be our judge. May he decide between us. May he consider my case and stand up for me. May he show that I’m not guilty of doing anything wrong. May he save me from you.” When David finished speaking, Saul asked him a question. He said, “My son David, is that your voice?” And Saul wept out loud. “You are a better person than I am,” he said. “You have treated me well. But I’ve treated you badly. You have just now told me about the good things you did to me. The Lord handed me over to you. But you didn’t kill me. Suppose a man finds his enemy. He doesn’t let him get away without harming him. May the Lord reward you with many good things. May he do it because of the way you treated me today. I know for sure that you will be king. I know that the kingdom of Israel will be made secure under your control. Now make a promise in the name of the Lord. Promise me that you won’t kill the children of my family. Also promise me that you won’t wipe out my name from my family line.” So David made that promise to Saul. Then Saul returned home. But David and his men went up to his usual place of safety.
Your life is not the small, insignificant story you often believe it to be. Nor is it the huge deal that is all about you that you sometimes make it into. Your life is a story designed by and for your Maker, who wants to glory in His accomplishments in and through you to make you more like His Son. So, the drama that comes your way is designed to change you and transform you into the person He has made you to be. It also means your script is in His hands. And you don’t need to panic or fret or pull your hair out when you can’t control what’s happening.
Change is a blessing! Upward ever, backward never; I decree in Jesus’ name, Amen.
The power of pronouncement. Claim it, it is yours in faith, Amen.
- Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
- Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.. Phil 4:8
- And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matt 21:22
- So shall My Word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
- Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23
- But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt 4:4