During the past two weeks we have chosen to PURSUE and OVERTAKE. As we begin this week with focus on RECOVER, let’s remind ourselves of David’s story in 1 Samuel 30 again ….
“So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. Now David was greatly distressed, for the peo ple spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. ”
So David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives.”
I Samuel 30:3-6, 8, 18 NKJV
As we read these words let’s set our hearts with an expectancy to RECOVER ALL. David and his men didn’t settle for just recovering some of what the enemy had taken from them. Nor should we!!
“And NOTHING of THEIRS was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David RECOVERED ALL.” I Samuel 30:19 NKJV
Why RECOVER ALL? Because it was all THEIRS.
“The thief comes only to STEAL and kill and destroy.” John 10:10 NIV
A thief couldn’t break into my house to steal a 40 inch plasma screen TV. Why? Because I don’t have one!!
A thief can’t steal something you don’t have. A thief can only steal what is rightfully yours.
You have a right to recover what the enemy has stolen from you because it is RIGHTFULLY YOURS!!
It belongs to you!
The second part of John 10:10 reads “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
The enemy’s purpose may be to steal from you BUT you can choose to pursue, overtake and recover all because of God’s purpose for your life – to “have it to the full”.
Let’s RECOVER ALL!