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“[David], who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised . . . “ -Hebrews 11:33
Catalysts move the heart and hand of God. Faith, praise, obedience, worship, crying out, prayer, work, perseverance and excellence are all disciplines that, put into action, envoke God’s power through us. We become a powerhouse for God, and no obstacle can stand in our way.
David knew exactly how to activate God’s promises. Take the promise of protection for example. David was motivated by a profound love for God and by a need and a faith for manifest victory in battle. In 2 Samuel 7:9, God promises David that He has gone before him, defeating all his enemies ahead. As a result, David had to exercise diligent faith each time his enemies pursued his life. He had to call on the Name of the only One who could save him, the One who promised victory and rescue every time. In so doing, David saw God consistently show up and prove faithful. His trust in God increased as a result.
God rewards faithfulness and those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). We must do our part by believing and obeying the omniscient, omnipotent God of the universe. We ultimately receive what we believe. Nothing is too big or two impossible for God. He is faithful to deliver His promises.
I Peter 1:6-7 says we will suffer but for a little while for the purpose of proving our faith genuine, resulting in praise, glory and honor to God. This level of faith is of greater worth than gold. Yes, we experience tests and trials, but we will not prolong pain or fear if we process through the journey God’s way. God will bring us through these times in His appointed time, if we cooperate with Him. In so doing, our character is built, and we are able to help others who follow behind us.
God was able to exhibit His faithfulness and power and glory in David’s circumstances for all time. God crowned him as king over Israel. A big mandate requires big faith and a big God. David did not know all that he would experience when God spoke to him initially. He just took God at His word, knowing he would have enemies and that God would defeat them on his behalf.
God does the same for us when we carefully obey what He instructs us to do. He will send us into places that are too big for us to handle alone. He will cause us to realize that we depend upon Him greatly more than ever. He will prompt us to look unto Him instead of our “insurmountable” circumstances. And we will live and not die.
All we have to do is simply follow the leading and instructions of Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit prompts us to praise the Father, do it. When He prompts us to move for His purposes, do it. When He instructs us to rest, do it. Operating in biblical principles, we become the catalysts that move the hand of God on our behalf.
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