Taste and See That the Lord is Good
1 Samuel 21:10-22:1; Psalm 34
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Pastor Trent Broussard
David was on the run from Saul. He feared for his life as Saul intended to kill him. As he is hiding, David goes into the camp of Achish and is identified by the servants of Achish. Rather than be taken prisoner, held hostage, or worse, David feigns insanity and secures his escape. Psalm 34 is what flowed from David after these events.
What can we learn from David in Psalm 34? Here are five applications that we should consider as we begin a new-normal phase known as transition:
1. Pray - The Lord hears our prayers and answers them. Praying for our staff, for our leadership, for our search team and for our brothers and sisters in the congregation is not an optional, good idea. It is a necessity. We must cast our cares upon the Lord. We must ask for His grace and His provision.
2. Look to Jesus - Our mission is to passionately pursue Christ. We should passionately pursue Christ in His word, in prayer and in worship. Don’t be half-hearted or reserved. Go all in for Christ. We are not to sample Him and see if He works. We must taste and see that the Lord is good.
3. Share your faith - The second part of our mission is passionately pursuing others for Christ. We need to actively share what Christ has done for us. We don’t need to wait for a new lead pastor before we tell others how we have been redeemed.
4. Live for Christ - Pursuing personal holiness and righteousness is not an optional add-on to your faith. It is the expectation of your life of faith. We cannot pick and choose when and where to be righteous. We must be righteous today, knowing that eternity is in the balance.
5. Serve - Do you want to know how to encourage your church leaders? When the phone call, text or email comes asking you to serve, say YES. We are making changes in our Sunday morning routines that will cause us to need some new volunteers or cause our volunteers to serve in a different way. To quote the famous NIKE ad, JUST DO IT. We will have needs in our Children’s Ministry. Say yes. You may be asked to usher or teach or sing or pray or give. Say yes.
I do not know what the future holds for Calvary, but I know who holds the future, and we can trust Him.