In Comes David
1 Sam.18:3 (KJV) “Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.”
Jonathan said to his armour bearer, “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans, perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” (1 Sam.14:6, paraphrased). Jonathan did not wait until he had an entire army to back him up. It was just him and his armour bearer and Jonathan moved with the understanding that God does not win by a great army alone. God can win by two people. Sometimes, heaven is waiting for someone to make a move but people are holding back because they are waiting till they have ten million Naira and an entire army to back them up. Meanwhile, God can win with the hundred thousand Naira in their hands (say Amen). You are saying if only I had a hundred thousand Naira. Yet God can win with the ten thousand Naira in your hands.
“…for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” Jonathan realized that if he moves in the direction of God and heaven moves in his direction, it does not matter if he is one, two, a thousand, or a million – victory is certain. Let us stop waiting for things to happen and make things happen instead. Stop waiting, make things happen in your career, in your business, even in your relationship with your spouse. Make things happen! It is clear from scriptures that Jonathan was up and doing. A man of vision fired up for God’s Kingdom. A man of great faith and courage, so fired up for God’s house that he is willing to risk his life. Jonathan was born in a privileged setting, yet although his father was king and he had everything he needed, he did not relax. He applied himself to leadership and earned the respect of the armies of Israel.
Please read 1 Sam.18:1-3, it is the story of the first encounter between Jonathan and David. Jonathan saw in David someone that takes initiative, someone that will not wait but will confront Goliath. In fact, their meeting happened immediately after David confronted Goliath. Jonathan saw a like-minded person in David and his soul was knit with David’s soul. Jonathan saw in David someone that would jump up and fall on the philistines with him. Someone that understood that “…nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!”. Someone that will act on every opportunity to win souls for Jesus.
Thought: What would people see when they encounter you?
Prayer: Father, according to Your Word let my weakest be as David and my camp as the Lord’s own, in Jesus Name. Amen! (Zec.12:8)