1 Samuel 30
1. Recalibrate the soul
Emotional expression, grief
Calibration is the comparison of measurement values.
The outcome of the comparison can result in one of the following:
no significant error being noted on the device under test
a significant error being noted but no adjustment made
an adjustment made to correct the error to an acceptable level
1 Samuel 30:6b - But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
Focus change = perspective change
Recalibrate yourself into alignment with the Lord.
2. Receive a Word
1 Samuel 30:8 - 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.”
God’s word for you is like “Thunder in your soul.” – Brian Zahnd
3. Run to the battle
1 Samuel 30:9a - So David went...
Don’t think just because you have a Word you have victory! You must walk into and claim the promise!
We strengthen ourselves in the Lord not just to enable us to hear from Him, but to position ourselves to walk courageously into a faith-filled victory!
4. Recover all
1 Sam. 30:19 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.
In recovery, we experience a test… will we hoard for ourselves, or will our trust remain in the Lord, enabling us to share!
1 Samuel 30:22 - Then all the wicked and worthless men of those who went with David answered and said, “Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except for every man’s wife and children, that they may lead them away and depart.”