Daily Devotional

  • In Need of Assistance — Saturday September 24, 2016

    In Need of Assistance

    But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid, and struck the Philistine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, “You shall go out no more with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.”

    2 Samuel 21:17

    Ishbi-Benob, was one of four giants related to Goliath. He was at the point of killing David, who was an amazing fighter from his youth––but all of a sudden he needed help. Abishai quickly came to his aid. The men decided and swore that David should no longer go out to battle because they loved and valued their king. They regarded David as the lamp of Israel. He had led them by the Word of God; which had been as a light to their path (Psalm 119:105).
    It is good for every one of us to understand, as we grow older, we will need aid from others in the form of prayer. I know that I can rely on God to fight my battles but I also want faithful people to help come alongside me, on their knees––through intercession. When we intercede for a person we raise their hands up to accomplish the work of God.
    Paul exhorted Christians to use their spiritual weaponry (Ephesians 6:1-10). It is very important to take the stewardship of prayer seriously. God has given us a spiritual weapon––prayer. Paul told believers to be:
    …praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—(Ephesians 6:18).
    When the enemy attacks, Christians should bind together in fervent prayer. We are on the same team! We should stand behind each other to help as prayer warriors. Why not take the time to begin a prayer journal? Write down the names of those you are interceding for and then see how God through prayer, assists them.
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you…I will help you.
    ~Isaiah 41:10~

  • Growing Faint? — Friday September 23, 2016
  • Prayer for the Land — Thursday September 22, 2016
  • Dead Bones — Wednesday September 21, 2016
  • A Mothers Grief — Tuesday September 20, 2016
  • Delivered to Die — Monday September 19, 2016
  • Spared by an Oath — Sunday September 18, 2016
  • Blood for Blood — Saturday September 17, 2016
  • The Price of Atonement — Friday September 16, 2016
  • Blessed Inheritance — Thursday September 15, 2016
  • Lasting Consequences of our Disobedience — Wednesday September 14, 2016
  • A Prayer of Inquiry — Tuesday September 13, 2016
  • Established Leadership — Monday September 12, 2016
  • A Rebel’s End — Sunday September 11, 2016
  • Hand Him Over — Saturday September 10, 2016
  • Seek Guidance to End Disputes — Friday September 9, 2016
  • Words from the Wise — Thursday September 8, 2016
  • Surrounded and Besieged — Wednesday September 7, 2016
  • Removal of the Distraction — Tuesday September 6, 2016
  • Following the Favored — Monday September 5, 2016
  • Assassination — Sunday September 4, 2016
  • Dressed to Kill — Saturday September 3, 2016
  • Taking Swift Action — Friday September 2, 2016
  • New Leadership — Thursday September 1, 2016
  • Supported in Seclusion — Wednesday August 31, 2016
  • Are you Loyal or a Deserter? — Tuesday August 30, 2016