MIDWEEK: The Discipline of Encouragement
The Discipline of Encouragement
Pastor Gary Emery
I Samuel 30:1-6
"David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, 2 and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way.
3 When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. 4 So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. 5 David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. 6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God."
Notice what it doesn’t say?
- David encouraged himself
- The Lord encouraged him
- It says David encouraged himself in the Lord his God
How to encourage yourself in the Lord?
- Sing your song
- Tell your story to yourself
- Know where home is and get there fast
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