A useful vessel

This week let’s start off with the verses where David was anointed King of Israel.  “And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me David your son, who is with the sheep.” 1 Samuel 16:12‭-‬13‭, ‬19. Here is what I want to point out in this passage, he was anointed king then he return to the sheep. I think that he went back to the field to be with God. It  also shows that he was not in any hurry to get to the throne. He wants God’s will to be done. That is why he is called a man after God’s own heart. David is an example of how God is not in any hurry to take his kingdom back from the devil. He wants as many people to know Him as possible. David was called to be a king but first he was called back to field. Sometimes we need to go back to normal life even though God has given us a glimpse into our future. We need to change the way we live to fit the direction He has shown us. We go back to be with God. He will sometimes show us things that are coming but we need to grow our relationship with Him before the battle. Let us look at the next chapter when he defeated Goliath. Defeating Goliath doesn’t start with stepping onto the battle field it started with the comment to God in his heart. He didn’t defeat the giant, God use him as a vessel to defeat Goliath. We have to be in the field with God and the sheep to get our hearts right with God. Then God can use us as a vessel to lead or to take out a giant . It’s all about the heart not the way we throw the stone. We forget who is the hero of the story it is not David or Goliath it is God. So this week let’s slow down and be with the Lord..

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