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David’s Faith – Book 1 in the Faith Series Devotionals

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David’s Faith was my first book. I was teaching Sunday School to tweens, and my adult helper. I decided to study the life of David.

As one lady said, “Everyone loves David!” Each week as I would study my lesson, I had two distinct goals. I wanted the life and adventures of David to come alive, to have my students understand the events in his complicated life as recorded in the Bible. Also I wanted to make practical, modern day applications from his life to their current circumstances.

As the weeks went on, and I followed my plan, even while I was encouraging my students to personally have a regular, daily time of prayer and Bible reading, I realized that my Sunday School lessons themselves would make a good book. Since I believed in the practice of personal daily devotions, I made my book into a devotional format.

Every author has a “target audience”. Since I am a woman, I felt that my books should be targeted toward ladies. But except for a few female pronouns and a womanly silhouette on the covers, I have had many men read and enjoy my books.

Since this book is designed as a 30-day daily devotional, instead of chapters, I have “days”. Each day includes:

  • A suggested Bible reading passage about an incident in the life of David
  • An in-depth but candid Bible study about what you just read
  • How to apply what you learned about David to your own personal life
  • A meditation on one of the Psalms written by David
  • Related Scripture verses
  • How to pray about what you just learned so that you can internalize what God wants you to know

✓Bonus: This book is a 30-day devotional, but the Epilogue is a bonus chapter for months with 31 days.

✓Bonus: Keep track of all the exciting people and places mentioned in the story of David with the handy Glossary

Although David is long dead and in heaven with God, his life still speaks volumes to us today.

Buy this book now to increase your knowledge of the Bible, energize your daily devotional time and find clarity in your own personal walk with King David’s God.

What Readers Are Saying About David’s Faith…

This book is a refreshing 30 day devotional and will delight the soul. It is an easy read for the ‘seasoned’ saint, ‘new believer’, as well as the ‘non-believer’ seeking to learn more about the life of this shepherd boy DAVID and how he became king. This book is written with wit and charm that enjoyably lets you see the author’s ponderings of scripture from a woman’s point of view.

She carefully details and highlights the historical events as if they could be “seen with my own eyes”.

The words take shape through the author without causing an error in the truth of scripture. I recommend reading for yourself and then sharing with others to encourage their faith or to introduce faith as the Lord leads.

~CS from Nevada

Day 1 of David’s Faith

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1–13 and Psalm 8

Today’s Verse:

“The Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) (KJV)

Bible Lesson:

This is the chapter in which we are introduced to David. God sent the prophet Samuel to the family of Jesse to find the next king. God told Samuel He was going to take the kingdom of Israel away from King Saul and give it to a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22). Samuel’s job was to find the future king and anoint him.

Jesse had eight sons. Samuel started with the oldest of Jesse’s sons, Eliab, who presented himself before Samuel. He was tall, good-looking, and no doubt had a kingly bearing. Samuel thought, This must be the one, but God said, “No, I have refused him: for the Lord … looketh on the heart” (v. 7). This same scenario was repeated six more times, with Samuel inspecting each of the young men. After the last one was rejected, Samuel must have thought either God made a mistake or there was another son who had not been brought before him.

Out of desperation, Samuel asked Jesse the obvious question, “Are here all thy children?” (v. 11). Jesse admitted his youngest was keeping the sheep. Obviously, Jesse considered the youngest member of his family as not important enough, or just plain too young; but Samuel said, “Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither” (v. 11). Samuel was probably thinking something to the effect of, This has to be the one; there’s no one else left.

God confirmed to Samuel that this young man, the eighth son of Jesse—David by name—was the one chosen by Him to be the future king of Israel. He was, we find out, the man after God’s own heart.

At this first meeting of David, an understanding of David’s heart is not obvious. However, as we study the life, actions, and words of David contained in Psalms, the focus of his heart becomes quite evident. As he matured in years and experiences, he never stopped trusting in God, even in times of extreme personal grief and disappointment.

Ponderings of a Woman after God’s Heart:

David was the eighth son of Jesse. According to Bible scholars, the number eight in the Bible is the number of new beginnings. David was the start of a new line of kings in Israel, a line of kings God promised would continue “forever” (2 Samuel 7:16). This promise God gave David was a forward look to the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, at his second advent.

If you are reading this devotional, you obviously desire to learn how to be a woman after God’s own heart. Once you have accepted the free gift of God’s great salvation through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23; 10:9–10), you are commanded to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Here are the three basics of becoming a woman after God’s own heart:

  1. Daily prayer – This devotional has suggested prayers based on each daily topic; however, use these only as a tiny supplement to your prayer life. Learn to develop a daily prayer time when you can communicate all the desires of your heart to God.
  2. Daily Bible reading – If you have not yet cultivated the habit of reading the Bible daily, this devotional is designed to help you. Each day there is a portion of Scripture concerning David and one of his psalms for you to read.
  3. Regular church attendance – It is very important that you attend a church that faithfully teaches and preaches the Bible. Regular fellowship with other Christians is not only important to your daily walk with God; it is commanded by Him: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another” (Hebrews 10:25). Christians need to regularly fellowship with other Christians.

Thoughts on Psalm 8:

This psalm may have been written by David as a very young man, a shepherd boy, before he was anointed king. Perhaps David wrote this particular psalm when he had to stay awake at night and watch the sheep. He may have been referring to himself when he said, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength” (v. 2).

In this glorious psalm, David praised God because of His wonderful creation. David realized the vastness of God’s power, and he marveled that God even thinks of mankind. David knew God gave man the responsibility to care for His beautiful creation. David also seemed to know something about the angelic realm, because he said God made man a little lower than the angels (v. 5).

If this psalm was written by David at a very young age, it shows David truly had a heart for God and for the things of God. The next time you take in the beauty of nature, I encourage you to remember this psalm and to praise God for His wonderful creation.

Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, I thank You that You look on the heart and not my appearance. Help me to have a heart for You that I may live my life pleasing to You in all my ways. When I sin against You, help me to quickly come to You to confess my sin, knowing You will forgive me. Help me to serve You by regularly praying, reading Your Word, and attending Your house of worship. In Christ's name, amen.

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