Today's Reading: 2 Samuel 11-13
Then The Lord sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said to him...12:1
A lot happens to David and his family in these 3 chapters--bad choices and the consequences of those choices. But there is a man named Nathan who confronts David and pushes him to repentance.
Three things I learned from my study Bible today:
1. We all need someone in our lives who will speak God's Truth into our situations, and especially our mistakes.
2. We need to be ready to be that someone for someone else.
3. To be that person and receive instruction from that person, we need to be SECURE, which means we need:
-An understanding of God's Truth
-A real and authentic relationship with God and others
-To find our identity in Christ, not in others or in the culture's standards
-Live each day with deep conviction
-To be humble and willing to move when God prompts us.
Do you have someone like this in your life right now? Are you this person to someone else? What can you do daily to develop into this type of person and establish a relationship with this type of person?
I have several people who help me become more aware of my shortcomings and mistakes--my immediate family and 2 friends I repeat dearly. And I do reciprocate and speak into their lives as well. But I know I can continue to develop into a better leader by daily seeking God through His Word and Prayer and putting into practice and sharing the things that I learn!
Maxwell Leadership Bible
I am re-starting my POWER of 3 readings. We are currently in the book of 2 Samuel, chapters 8-10.
My verse is:
2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may The Lord do what is good in His sight.
When we fully trust God and His plan for our lives, we are free from fear and free to believe in our abilities to succeed. God's presence in our lives gives us good courage and strength so that we can carry out His instructions and also fosters peace and hope that the outcome will be for our food because God is good and He delights in giving us good things.
Maybe you are going through something difficult today...be of good courage--be strong. And stand firm for God and you will see Him deliver you and cause all things to work together for His good, to being honor and glory to His name.
Lord, thank You for the courage and strength you give me to stand for You and to trust Your good plan for my life. Help me today to act in faith and fight for what is right by You. Show me how to best handle every challenge I will face today and in the days to come, so that I will honor You with all my decisions. In Jesus' Name, Amen.