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Encourage Yourself

There are so many things I love about David -- King David. One of those things is that he encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6).

When it seemed all was lost, he didn't give up. When everyone turned their backs on him, he stayed with his vision. When his family and community were taken, he went forth with what God told him to do. David never left the Lord in spite of his circumstances. I love that he did the opposite of what some people would do, he stayed with God, he didn't run away from God. And he didn't try to take matters in his own hands. He ran towards the ordered steps of God. Thus, he sought the Lord with all his heart. That's why David was a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), which is why the Lord chose him to do mighty things (and rejected Saul).

Consequently, David got back everything he lost, plus some, because of his Godly heart. The point of this blog post is simple: when all the chips are down, be strong in the strength the Lord has given you. And what you don't have the strength to do, the Lord will give you, plus a whole lot more. 
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