Saturday, May 29, 2010

Form Like Voltron

Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said:
"We are yours, O David!
We are with you, O son of Jesse!
Success, success to you,
and success to those who help you,
for your God will help you."
So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands. – 1 Chronicles 12: 18

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 10-12 John 6:45-71

I like how Chronicles goes back and gives a different perspective on the history of Israel. Here it is talking about how David got his fighting army.

What I like about this story is how the folks who joined him knew that he was a man of purpose… they wanted to be on the right team. They made that decision even though it meant that they had to leave the comfort and protection of Saul.

But that’s what happens when we follow our purpose. Other people take notice and want to be on your team. This is one way that God answers prayers for us. Many times the people that are attracted to our path are drawn in because they have a similar purpose. And by teaming up we are all able to help each other walk our paths.

Often times we look at people who are walking a similar path as competition. But that is not the case. There is more than enough for all of us if we remember that it isn’t about “us” anyway.

So don’t be afraid when folks want to be down with your team as you walk your path. Check them out, make sure they have the same values and foundation, and move forward as a team.

We can do more together than we can by ourselves.


  1. Hello Man of God, I absolutely agree with what you stated "remember that it isn’t about “us” anyway."

    True purpose is eternal and begins and ends with Christ.

    What God desires from us is to get aligned with His thoughts and will so that God's purposes can be fulfilled "through" us.

    True purpose and vision will out live you...

    God ordained it to be so big and magnificent, you could not possibly do it on your own. You will have to receive help from others. Even from those you don't want.

    Often times, the most unlikely of people will become a part of your life to get you to next place, as well as, you pouring yourself into them.

    The tricky thing in this instence, is understanding that you need each other and receiving from one another freely by FAITH without fear and apprehention.

    That's the way of the Kingdom of God...


  2. I had to read this post twice. Then I realized the message is quite simple.

    David did not acquire his army because he sought them out. He did so because the army sought out David.

    David put out an energy that he was "a man of purpose." In doing so, people who wanted purpose, had a similar purpose, believed his energy exuded their version of success, or whatever part of them needing fulfillment in the ways of David, where drawn to his energy.

    Like "energy needs" are attracted to each other. If suddenly you notice a few more people around you, as you said "check em' out", you might not need to have concern of them harming you, as they may be additional energy to add to and work alongside yours. More breath into your purpose.


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