What Do You Do When You’re Anointed to be King, but left Waiting in the Field?? That is where we find David, tending his sheep before that faithful day came. The day that his Father Jesse called for him to the house after the Prophet Samuel had evaluated all his brothers to see if God had selected them Kin of Israel. The day he was anointed with oil and declared to be the next King. And immediately after that historic and magnificent day, David was back in the field waiting…with the sheep.
How about you? Have you ever found yourself in a fairly mediocre existence, desiring more yet not sure how it would happen? Then out of nowhere, God speaks to you, either directly, through a message or messenger, maybe even during your personal praise. A Word that declares your future or anointing of your God-given gifting. Wow, this is incredible; it is exactly what you’ve hoped for; it’s got to be a miracle….and then You find yourself back in the exact situation. Was that Word true; did I hear God right; was I mistaken? Yes, it’s true; God cannot lie (Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began).
Once God declared it; it’s up to Him to accomplish it. Isa 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. However, that means that we have to wait for His timing. Ouch, that four-letter word might as well be like those other curse words. Because if there is one thing that Christians (and everyone else for that matter) hates, it is waiting on anything. I hate waiting in traffic; waiting for my food at a drive-thru; waiting in the waiting room for an appointment that I was on time for. There are many other things that fit this list as well. So, imagine what it has to be like to wait on the Lord to fulfill His promise. And what David must have been thinking about the promise that was made, while scooping up some sheep dung?
It would be more than 15 years before David would become the King of Israel, but unlike most of us, David shows us why he is known as a Man After God’s Own Heart. It was actually pretty simple, yet very complex; while David waited…he served. David shows us in the book of 1 Samuel that when we are waiting on God’s word to come to pass, we will Serve in the following ways:
Flow in Your Gifting: (1 Sam 16:21 So David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armorbearer).
Feed His Sheep: (1 Sam 17:20 Then Jesse said to his son David, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp).
Fight For the King: (1 Sam 17:45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied).
We will treat this as a few blog posts from the past; we will dig into the three points below a little deeper over the next few posts. Have a great Thanksgiving