TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God is giving you a legacy to be proud of. Keep following Him and you will go far! Places that are uncomfortable will, in the end, bring you great comfort. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings, but trust God to increase you at just the right time.
SNOWY DAY BATTLES
The Bible tells us King David had some interesting friends. They were called his Mighty Men because of their daring exploits. Although you would think survival was at the top of their to-do list, their actions show otherwise.
Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.
– 2 Samuel 23:20
If Benaiah had been interested in his own survival, he would have passed by that pit on his tiptoes and never looked back. Instead, he was interested in living big and doing daring things that brought honor to his king.
He didn’t run for comfort because of the cold. He wasn’t shrinking in a corner because the enemy was bigger, stronger, faster and had huge claws and teeth. He jumped into that pit and battled a lion in the snow, with uncertain footing and no advantages. He jumped in because his focus was overcoming incredible odds.
Benaiah far surpassed the other warriors around him because he wasn’t there to survive. His goal was to live at a higher level. That takes real courage.
Would it be said of you that you “performed great exploits” in your life? Will your children or great-great grandchildren talk of the risks you took to bring honor and souls to your King Jesus?
If you want to live at that higher level and go great things for your savior, you cannot be concerned with self preservation. In fact, survival is the enemy of upgrade. Remember, in the Promised Land, you go after the territory you want. You step into your battle for better and God will back you up.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO STOP SURVIVING AND DARE TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR YOUR KING. BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. ADVANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF PROMISE IS WORTH THE PURSUIT!
From my book Living Life /Forward