Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Who's With You?
"So his armorbearer said to him, 'Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart.'" I Samuel 14:7 NKJV
Which people have you surrounded yourself with? People who encourage you to take giant steps or people who instill fear in you? How are the people with you - your aides, colleagues, workers, etc - influencing you?
Jonathan was going to do something which many will say it's stupid; just him and his armourbearer going to attack an entire army! But guess what; the armourbearer said, “Do what you think is best. Whatever you decide, I am with you all the way.”
Reminds me of Naaman, he wouldn't have been healed but for the people around him: first, it was the mistress of his wife who told him about Elisha; and after Elisha told him to go wash in river Jordan and he was angry, his servants spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” He listened to them, washed in the river and was made whole.
Surround yourself with people of faith and wisdom; people who will encourage you to obey God and do the impossible no matter how crazy and unreasonable it seems.
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim