“After this, David inquired of the Lord saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?
And the Lord said to him, Go up. David said, To which shall I go up?
And He said, To Hebron.”
2 Samuel 2:1
When David was faced with a difficult situation he sought the Lord. He sought the Lord for
answers whenever he could. He rarely did his own thing and seeking the Lord was why he
He never boasted to be the most intelligent or strongest. His confidence was in the Lord and it showed
in how he dealt with problems.
When he didn’t know the next step to take, the direction he was supposed to go or when a problem was
bigger than him he ran to God for help and answers.
I was encouraged by that. What happens when we are in over our head or when we are out of ideas?
What do we do when we are confronted by troubles that threaten to stop us dead in our tracks?
Do we look to people or to God?
Going to God should be the first thing we do. He will help us no matter what we face.
Going to God made a difference in David’s life.
Going to God gave him victories wherever he went.
Going to God gave him the answers he needed.
When you go to the Lord for help, He will step in and help you. Situations will change,
and problems will be solved when God gets involved.
The word is simple today.
When you don’t know what to do, ask the Lord for help.
When you need help against a powerful enemy ask the Lord for help.
Don’t try to do it on your own. The Lord is with you.
“David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver
them into my hand? And the Lord said to David, Go up, for I will surely deliver [them] into
2 Samuel 5:19
Bless you friends
“And [that same] following night the Lord stood beside Paul and said, Take courage, Paul,
for as you have borne faithful witness concerning Me at Jerusalem, so you, must also bear
witness at Rome.
Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and
under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they had done away with Paul.
They were more than forty [men of them], who formed this conspiracy [swearing together this oath
I know I have shared on this verse before but this week God has been speaking to me afresh concerning
this passage of scripture.
Paul had a clear word from God about where he was going. But we see that the very next day
an attack was launched against Paul and that is what I want to speak about.
The enemy is not afraid to attack the word God has spoken to you. The enemy wants to destroy the
work God has started in you. he doesn’t want you getting to the place God has planned for you.
he has declared war on you, on the calling God has on your life.
After reading Paul’s story I was shown how the enemy was attacking the word of God given to me.
When it comes to finances let’s just my faith has been nonexistent.
I would worry about how my needs would be met and how I would survive the month but God began
to help me through a group of men I am accountable to. He gave me scriptures to stand on and declare
and for a season I was energized and full of faith but somewhere down the line that stopped.
I started falling back into worry and fear and that is when God showed me what was happening through
the story of Paul. The enemy was attacking the word God had given me and I didn’t even realize it.
I will not let the enemy steal the word God has given me anymore and not just in the area of finances but every
area of my life. He has promised me health, long life, fruitful relationships, restoration, purpose realized
and so much more.
I don’t know where you are at today but know that the enemy is attacking the word God has given you.
“And he [satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every
tree of the garden?”
satan had the audacity to challenge the word Eve was given.
he is trying to steal the word God has given
Don’t let him steal it. The word God has given you is to carry you and protect
you. It is to act as a way out of the storm you are in. It’s your light in the darkness.
Without the word you are left vulnerable, hopeless, lost and defeated. The enemy knows this.
The way to stop the enemy from stealing the word God has given you is by reading His word and
declaring it! Don’t stop declaring and reading the word no matter how bad it gets, no matter how hopeless
it appears to be. That’s the mistake I made. I stopped declaring and the enemy took full advantage.
God’s word over you will come to pass. It will accomplish what it was meant to do and that is to
nullify the lies of the enemy, to break the chains you are bound by. The word will release you into all
of what God has destined you for. There is so much in store for you. It’s time to walk into it.
Take a stand against the enemy. God is with you.
Bless you, friends!
“Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall or fail).
You can put it down now. You don’t have to carry that weight any longer. The Lord wants to carry
the burdens YOU are carrying. We go through life with the weight of the world on our shoulders
but that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. When we are under immense pressure we need to cast
it on to the Lord’s shoulders.
Remember, there is nothing too heavy for Him. There is no weight on earth or heaven that can
crush Him. Sometimes we carry our burdens because we think He will let us down and will abandon
us when we need Him the most but God is not man. He is always faithful and will never ever
let us down.
You will not slip, fall or fail.
This doesn’t mean there will be no bad days, days you feel like giving up, or days you feel hopeless.
It means through it all you will not be moved.
When you fall you will get up.
When your back is against the wall the Lord will come in and save you.
When you are in chains, the Lord will rescue you, free you.
You will not be moved because the Lord is with you.
Cast it all to Him. Don’t leave one single thing. Learn to walk light.
“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns,
once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
1 Peter 5:7
Give it all to Him. Your worries, your concerns, your fears, your anxieties, and your troubles.
He will help you with all the trouble you face. He knows what you going through and will not leave
Turn to Him today!
Bless you, friends
“As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon
will I utter my complaint and moan and sign, and He will hear my voice.”
When we pray God listens but not only does He listen, He responds (He saves)!
Don’t hesitate when you are in trouble.
Don’t hesitate when you are confused and looking for answers.
Don’t hesitate when you are fearful.
Bring your requests to Him with full assurance that He hears you and will save you.
I was in trouble a few days ago and armed with this revelation I prayed. I asked God for help and
He heard me. I know He heard me because He helped me. The trouble I was in He fixed.
I don’t know where you are today but let me tell you that God hears your prayers.
God is not deaf. He knows what you need. He knows the battles you are facing.
He knows your every desire.
The enemy, on the other hand, wants us to believe that God doesn’t care, that He has forgotten about
us. But it’s not true.
Pray to Him always, no matter how small or insignificant you think your request is.
And if you don’t get an answer then go back to Him and ask Him why. There is always a reason
for unanswered prayer.
“O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all flesh come.”
Because He hears our prayer we go to Him. He wants to hear our prayers.
So today make your requests to Him known.