Intimacy and Trust.

Good Monday Morning Coffee everyone☺️! How are you all doing? I hope super well. Welcome to a new day, a new week, and new encouraging conversation with me, Kenya! So, if you are ready then grab that warm drink☕️and let’s begin.

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So, for today, we will be diving into part one of the Do’s and Don’ts series which is entitle “Intimacy and Trust”. Today we will be looking at 1 Samuel 15:10-11, that say’s, “The word of the Lord came to Samuel: I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments”. Also, 1 Samuel 16:7, which says, “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart”. Also, 1 Kings 15:5 says, “For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite”. Also, 1 Samuel 17: 32-37, ” David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,  I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.  Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.  The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” And also John 14:21 which says, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him”. Of course there are plenty of other references from scripture that we can use.

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From these scriptures we can gather that one king did not really love God while the other did love Him. When we think about our earthly relationships, depending on how we respect, care, and love someone, this will determine how considerate we are to their feelings and request. Like wise we can tell how someone feels about us by the way we are treated and how our opinion and request are valued by them. In these two scenarios we can tell that Saul seemed to start out as this “humble” man and seemed to be an amazing example of a King but as time went by, he started doing his own thing rather than following God’s instruction. One reason for that was due to fear which showed that he did not trust God. In the opposite scenario, King David was ready to take down Goliath, which was not based on his own performance or skill but because he knew that God was behind his success. He knew that God was with him in the past and he knew that defeating Goliath would be no different.

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This is why intimacy with God is so important. Intimacy and trust go hand in hand. We can see this in every other relationship. When we have spent time with God in the secret place we are more prone to trust Him because we know Him. It is hard to stay committed to someone or something if there are trust issues. There is no account of Saul developing any type of intimate relationship with God before he became King and thus we should be able to see why he made the choices that he made.

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Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments”. The more you get to know Christ, the more you will love Him, which will led to you happily obey Him. You will realized that Jesus is trust worthy (of course, He is God) and it is a honor to partner and be used by Him. David loved God so much and he was amazed that God who is the creator of all would even consider him. In 2 Samuel 7:18-29, David goes and sits before the Lord sharing his heart of gratitude. Unlike David, Saul who started out “humble” became big headed which you can see through the account of time as him being king. Even though he was disobeying God, he was building monument to himself, halfway obeying God, making unlawful sacrifices, and much more. These are examples of a person who still does not trust God and does not really know Him or even trying to know Him.

To conclude, for the sake of not creating a lengthy blog, I will end by basically saying that intimacy and trust are needed if you want to be successful as a believer and follower of Christ. This is not only applied to wealth but success can be applied into every area of our lives. As we can see, David was an amazing King and this is because he really loved, honored, and reverenced God. Although He did have to go through some hard things, overall his love for God did not waver. Saul, unfortunately had a terrible ending which was due to his disobedience and disregard to who God actually is which is God, his and our creator. I encourage to read 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel because it is so amazing to read about a man who love God so much. For God to say that David was a man after His Own Heart should not be ignored.

Side Note: Although God is Love, He is Holy as well!

Monday Morning Coffee question: What are some key take aways that you received from today’s conversation? Share down below.

Remember to take it one day at a time, stay encouraged in the Lord, and remember that God loves you sooooo much, so remember to love Him back!

Thank You for joining me for today’s Monday Morning Coffee conversation. I hope you were blessed, inspired, challenged, and of course, encouraged. If so, then please like 👍🏾, subscribe, share, and comment down below. So, until next Monday, have a beautiful 🌺, blessed day and bye for now 👋🏾!

-Kenya 🌹

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By Kenya

I am a christian mother of a beautiful daughter. I have served in the navy, wrote a children's book. Now I am trying my hand at blogging hoping to share some encouragment from the things I have learned along the way on the jounery of life.

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