Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Refreshing Cave Experience

1 Samuel 22:1-4

The Story
David was in a dark, damp, dreary, and depressing cave.

He was there alone, defeated, and discouraged.

After a while, his family came. They used to doubt David. Now they turned to David for help. They saw in David God's choice for a king.

Then hundreds of people from Israel arrived. They were fed up with Saul. They felt in debt to David. They went to David because they believed that David was God's man for Israel.

Now God began to transform David into a great king, and the people with him into mighty men.

Here in the cave, David was able to get his mind off his problems and focus his attention on leading and training his people to be a fighting force.

It was a humble beginning, but not for long, before he became the captain of an army of mighty people.

— He was to come out of the cave to take the crown.

Every christian has his or her own cave experiences.

It maybe depressing, but not for long.

Soon blessings will come one after another.

Soon we will be refreshed and ready for new challenges.

Everything is in the hand of the Almighty God.

David came out of the cave a new man.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's key to remember that for David it was a period of years, not days. Here in the United States, unfortunately I have had sometimes adopted the McDonald's Christianity mindset: happy meal: right now, or within 5 minutes :) God's purpose and goal is to help me conform to the image of His Son, and to glorify Himself. That takes more than one trip through the McDonald's Christianity drive through :)