II Samuel 4:1-6:23 / John 13:31-14:14 / Psalm 119:17-32 / Proverbs 15:31-32

Standout verse:II Samuel 3:1“Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.”

This transition of power happened over a period of many years. David was faithful and was in no rush to take what was not yet his. God had not yet given him the kingdom even though He had promised it to him. David knew God’s promises to him, but was willing to wait on God’s timing and simply walk faithfully through the preparation process no matter how long it took.

If we haven’t yet been released into what God has promised over our lives, we are simply not ready to walk into that season. GOD HASN’T FORGOTTEN US, HE IS GETTING US READY FOR IT; WE ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF BEING PREPARED. This way of thinking frees us from the need to try and make God’s promises over us come to pass according to our own timetable.  That will only bring stress and striving as opposed to peaceful confidence in the Lord.

So, as long as we are in the preparation stage, let’s faithfully embrace it and rest in God’s perfect timing!