Bathsheba, Books of Samuel, David, God, Jesus, Joab, King David, Lord, Uriah the Hittite
We were meant for more than this! God meant you and I for greatness. God meant King David for greatness. However, King David had to go a very dark road before he sees the greatness God had for him. He goes through periods where his heart is “gone,” more than broken. He finally gets to deep humility and repentance. Then The Lord raises him up.
His life is the role model for us
We are in deep valleys at times. We do deeds we must repent of. We experience the humility and deep repentance. Then Jesus raises us up to walk with Him to new heights and we move into more of His plan and our role, our assignment.
I just read II Samuel 11: 1-4. I can’t believe how quickly Evil (including David’s distorted desires and lusts) took David down.
Our enemy often comes to us through unfulfilled desires such as honor, affirmation, intimacy, comfort, and physical touch. He then deceives us into believing that his way will fulfill those unmet desires, and we move into a distortion of our true masculine and feminine strength and succumb. More
Books of Samuel, David, God, Israel, Israelite, Lord, Philistine, Saul
The people of Israel pledge to David their loyalty asking. They honor him and affirm him by telling him that during the reign of Saul he was their real leader. They want him as “shepherd” and leader of the tribes.
David is crowned King of Israel and he has found favor with the King of Tyre who sends supplies to build a temple.
Then the Philistines attempt to kill him. He has to go against the Philistines. He seeks The Lord at every stage of resisting the onslaught of the Philistines. The Lord directs him and Israel‘s armies are successful at destroying the Philistine armies and taking their idols. More
Book of Numbers, Caleb, Egypt, God, Israel, Israelite, Joshua, Kadesh
The Children of Israel saw God’s goodness to them. They had seen Him deliver them from slavery in Egypt and even as they left He showed His power by killing off Pharoah’s army in the Red Sea. Yet, when their faith was tested, they faltered. Why?
The circumstances were that they were at Kadesh and had traveled a long way through an arid land. No doubt they were weary from the travel and from not having a place to call home.
I am trying to put myself in their shoes as they hear the report of the 10 spies and Caleb and Joshua.
What did they hear in their hearts when they heard these reports? They must have seen mental images of large fortified cities with lots of hard fighting to take down. They saw large well-equipped men whom their men would have to fight. The outcomes in their minds were death and destruction. More
Egypt, faith, fear, God, Israel, Israelite, Joshua
I am reflecting all that I learned from the the journey of the children of Israel out of Egypt. I see so much that I want to avoid in their response to their circumstance and to God.
I’ve pondered what was in the hearts of the 10 spies who returned from the promised land with a negative report. The energy that drove them was fear and unbelief! They viewed themselves as small and they viewed their God as small–not big enough to take the land.
Caleb and Joshua’s response was totally different from the 10 spies. “We can do this!” God has given us this land. He will deliver it into our hands. They believed that they served an awesome God. Their God is powerful! What He promised He will do. What drove them was faith! They believed that God had taken away the protection of the people in the land He had promised them. More
Aaron, Caleb, Egypt, God, Israel, Israelite, Lord, Mose
Today I am looking at Numbers 13 and 14. The children of Israel provide a great model for my life. In these verses, they present a model that we should not follow.
In Numbers 13 the children of Israel have moved out of Egypt to Kadesh. The Lord tells Moses to send a band of spies into the land He had promised them. Moses selects men from the tribes and sends them into several areas of the promised land.
The men go into these lands and return after 40 days. They give their report to the children of Israel and Moses then. They relay that it is a bountiful land “flowing with milk and honey.” They even bring back some of its fruit to show how great it is. They list the people groups who live in the land.
pop culture, truth
Bible, Biblical literalism, Christian, Christianity, God, Religion and Spirituality, Tim Keller, Timothy J. Keller
Tim Keller does not believe anyone is truly a biblical literalist. He does not take all of the Bible literally. BUT, he explains what that means to him and to us.
Abundant Life, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, John, Master, Trinity
The Master told us that He came to give life, to ransom us to Himself and to give us abundant life. The enemy, His counterpart, is here to destroy us! He came to steal, to kill, and destroy (John 10:10). This reality is so clear to me now. I am saddened to reflect on the fact that I did not believe Jesus earlier in my life–that I did not sincerely take His word to heart and truly believe Him when I first came to know Him. Can He redeem “the years the locusts have eaten?” I believe that He can and will redeem those years.
Christian, God, Marriage, pornography, Pornography addiction, pose, poser, posing, Relationships, Sexual addiction, Sexuality
This could be one used in the pose section either early on or much later in the details.
When Chris Beall admitted his pornography addiction to his wife Cindy, they made the tough decision to work on marriage restoration.
He was a poser, lying to his wife, but miraculiously redeemed by God.
Evil Hunting, Grace, Jesus
DTS, England, God, Los Angeles, Youth With A Mission
God’s got a big heart, but much of it is hurting because of the issues shown in this film. I got to see Him empower/guide throughout the making of this in several very real ways that make me even more convinced of the depth of His love for the people who struggles with these things. By His grace, He desires to deliver everyone!
Made at YWAM- Los Angeles with some students and staff of the fall 2010 DTS. Written by Beka Brigleb. Directed by Michael Fernandez. Music by Ian Mcintosh: “Awakened”