In HIS Presence


Read: 1 Samuel 30:1-20

Meditation verse:

“So, David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” (1 Samuel 30:1-20)

To pursue means to follow, chase, or go after something or someone. It also means to continue or proceed along a path or route. The opposite of pursue is avoid. To overtake means to catch up with and pass while travelling in the same direction or go past something by being a greater amount or degree. If you overtake someone, you went past them because you were moving faster than they were. To recover means to regain possession of something stolen or lost.

David and his men went to war and by the time they returned home on the third day, the Amalekites had invaded and attacked Ziklag, where they had made their home, burned it with fire, and had carried away the women and those who were there, from small to great. David and his men returned to a city burned with fire; with their wives, their sons, and their daughters taken captive. They wept until they had no more power to weep, but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God and inquired if he should go after that which had been stolen from them. And God answered, “pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” “So, David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil, or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all” (1 Samuel 30:18-19).

This is the word of God for you in this last day of the month. You can recover all that the enemy has stolen from you. You can get back that which you have lost, be it your peace of mind, health, wellbeing, job, business, ministry, position or the joy and sweetness in your marriage. Strengthen yourself in the Lord as David did, then pursue. Naturally, effort, persistence and commitment on your part will be required. But do not give up, for you shall surely overtake and without fail recover all.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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