THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION
1 Samuel 17:41-51 (50) – So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. (NIV)
Read: 1 Samuel 17:34-35
There are different types of champions. God’s desire is for His children to develop into reigning, undisputed champions. Everyone must strive to be at the level by which they access God’s provisions to build the capacity of a divine champion and enjoy the full benefits thereof.
David is a good example of a God-made champion who increased in capacity. In today’s text, David moved from the ranks of killing a lion and a bear to defeating the most-dreaded enemy of Israel, Goliath. After this feat, the people sang, “Saul slew thousands, and David killed tens of thousands.” It was God who orchestrated David’s victory through what he had gained in his journey of shepherding. The little boy’s experience shows that the making of a champion involves a process. The reason for this process is to build strength, confidence, and spiritual capacity.
The Almighty God is committed to seeing those who trust in Him grow into champions through the process of training. As you start the second half of 2023, rest assured that what you are going through is adding to your faith and moving you closer to the rank of an undisputed champion. Without opposition, you cannot emerge as a champion. Psalms 18:29 says, “For by You, I can run against a troop”. When God is at the centre of your gaze as your mentor, every step you take will showcase the strength and victory of an overcomer. Keep going; you have prevailed!
Hymn: Higher Ground – Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1898)
1. Father, by Your own wisdom and power, please raise me as Your undisputed champion!
1. I leap over the failures and disappointments of the first half of 2023 (mention) to live the life of a divine champion in the later part of the year.
2. Ask God for anything you want for the second half of 2023.
3. Give quality praise to God. It is a new dawn!
GREAT SHALL BE YOUR SEEDS
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