Diligence, Leadership, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 478 – BE UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN

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Wednesday 15th, May 2024
 

BE UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN



“So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight and shouting for the battle .”

1 Samuel 17:20 (NKJV)



 

No one makes a great impact without possessing virtues for greatness.

Being anointed doesn’t automatically bring you to the fulfilment of purpose.

It takes virtue, character with anointing to become relevant in the Kingdom.

Joseph did not just wake up to the fulfilment of his dream. He went through a process where his character and virtue were tested. Those processes established his character and virtue, and that enriched his rule as the Prime Minister of Egypt.

He demonstrated absolute confidence and honor towards God, a heart of servitude, self-control, patience, humility, mastery of his gift, and readiness in season and out of season.

David was also anointed by the Prophet Samuel to be King (1 Samuel 16:1,13).

But David didn’t just rise to the throne. He has to go through a process to prove the consistency of his character.

David was recommended to King Saul, because of his exceptional skill on the harp. He found favor and was privileged to serve the king in the palace. (1 Samuel 16:16-23).

However, David’s rise to serve in the palace did not stop him from being humble towards his father. He occasionally visited his father to run errands for him.

“But David occasionally went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.” 1 Samuel 17:15 (NKJV).

David didn’t think that because he was now serving in the king’s palace and he would soon become the King of Israel, he didn’t have to continue to tend sheep and run errands for his father.

As part of the many excellent virtues David demonstrated, I want us to give attention to this seemingly little but profound quality of exceptionalism.

Let’s read the opening verse in context:

“Then Jesse said to his son David, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp. And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how your brothers fare, and bring back news of them.” Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight and shouting for the battle.”
1 Samuel 17:17-20 (NKJV)

David didn’t hesitate nor procrastinate. He rose early in the morning with a sense of responsibility.

The Message Translation puts it this way:

“David was up at the crack of dawn and, having arranged for someone to tend his flock, took the food and was on his way just as Jesse had directed him. He arrived at the camp just as the army was moving into battle formation, shouting the war cry. Israel and the Philistines moved into position, facing each other, battle-ready”. (1 Samuel 17:20-21)

Now because of David’s promptness, he got the battlefield at the right time (of his destiny).

Many have delayed the plan and purpose of God for their lives because they failed to be prompt with an assignment.

Don’t miss this other little detail as well:

Though David was prompt with his father’s new task, he was attentive to all his responsibilities. He handed over the sheep he was tending to a keeper. The young man David had a sense of responsibility. And was not overwhelmed by his multi-task. You must have a great sense of responsibility to make a difference in your world.

Let this character of exceptionalism be in you; because you are destined for greatness.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(1 Samuel 17; Proverbs 20:4; Genesis 22:1-3; Ecclesiastes 3:1; Revelation 3:11; Revelation 22:12; Philippians 4:7-18; Romans 16:1-10)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we shall be prompt, consistently diligent and humble with the assignment the Lord has given to us.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Job 12 – 15
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I cultivate the right virtues for greatness.
 
– I am prompt with every  assignment the Lord has entrusted into my hands.
 
– I am empowered by God to be demonstrate consistence diligence in all I do.
 
– I am exceptional in all that I do.
 
Thank you Lord Jesus!

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Felix Marfo
Felix Marfo
1 month ago

I prompt to the assignment of God for me. I delay not !

Sulley
Sulley
1 month ago

Glory to God. Right! through yesterday’s Machaira, I kept thinking about David’s manner of Life. How he honoured his biological parents and still remain relevant in the King’s affairs. His acute sense of responsibility and humility bafftles. Now I understand that, it takes certain cultivated qualities to remain relevant and consistent, never by chance! Also, David found himself effortlessly fulfilling the peak of God’s plan for life by the obeying his father’s routine instructions. I now understand also how the little things we do now directly launches us out to the bigger picture. Another take-home for me. Thank you Lord Jesus

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
1 month ago

I am diligent with the responsibility I’m entrusted with.I have a sense of responsibility.I am prompt, diligent and humble with the assignment.Thank you Jesus

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
1 month ago

Wow. Thank you Apostle Sir.
I develop an attitude of promptness and a sense of responsibility in all that I do.

Sedynam Kristen
1 month ago

I am prompt with every assignment the Lord has entrusted into my hands

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

Thank You Apostle Bennie for this word

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

I exercise Promptness In every single task or assignment given to me

Pamela
Pamela
1 month ago

Thank you Lord Jesus
I am not overwhelmed by multi-task
With diligence and a sense of responsibility, I am prompt with my assignments

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 month ago

Yes, another exceptional virtue seen in David, in the light of the scriptures. His heart of service and promptness to instructions brought him to the centre of his destiny without missing out.

I pray the Lord grant me the Grace to be consistently diligent with His assignment.

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

Shababababa! Hey I am prompt to do!

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

Shababababa! Hey I am prompt to do!

Just like Jesus I am exceptional

I don’t procrastinate

I am responsible

I realize my duties and not feel overwhelmed by them mashavala

In the name of Jesus!

I realize my father’s assignment and I humbly and responsibly and promptly get to WORK!

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

I am destined and made for greatness. I can’t settle for less

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

I am exceptional

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

O Lord Jesus

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I posses the virtues for greatness. Thank you Jesus.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I’m not just anointed, I have the right character for greatness.

Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
1 month ago

Glory to God.
I Cultivate the right Virtues of promptness, diligence and Character for greatness Daily.
I make them my meditation. I live exuding Excellence and Greatness in everything I do, for I am destined for Greatness.

Thank you Sir.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

Oh dear Lord, I’m prompt to every instruction you give me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I have a great sense of responsibility.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I am exceptional in all that I do.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I am empowered by God to demonstrate consistence and diligence in all I do.

Bumbede
Bumbede
1 month ago

The exceptional virtue for exceptionalism is actually the little things we have to be consistent and diligent with. The matter of promptness oh my God. I was just thinking assuming David had decided to go later, he would not have been right in the middle of fulfilling destiny. Amidst all the many things he had to do he still was on time and the scriptures record he did exactly as was instructed by his father.

I am empowered to be prompt, consistent and diligent with every single assignment.

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

The early you start the better chance you have not to miss a step in the process and the better you are able to make the right corrections at the early hour before its too late

Miriam Atoklo
Miriam Atoklo
1 month ago

I am consistently diligent to the assignment

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

Delay gives the enemy the ability to steal and make inspirations drawn look impossible and at times look tiring
But in all we are supplied with the ability to do

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

It is so amazing how David was humble and prompt to instructions.

I donot delay the promptings and leading of the Spirit of God and my set man in my generation

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
1 month ago

I do not hesitate when it comes to my assignment and I cultivate the right virtues for greatness. Glory to God

Reginald
Reginald
1 month ago

Thank you Jesus.
This episode it a blessing which states that ones fulfilment can be made with the promptness and consistency in Christ Jesus.

Reginald
Reginald
1 month ago

This episode is a blessing in my life.
It states that one gains consistency and fulfilment when one is prompt.
Thank God

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

It is jaw dropping to know that if David did not wake up at the crack of dawn? he wouldn’t have gotten to the battlefield on time to see the horror… through which his VICTORY will come from..
He was prompt to the instructions of his dad..
This is worth emulating!!

Bernard
Bernard
1 month ago

I cultivate every virtue needed for my Rising

Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
1 month ago

I am destined for greatness.

The character of exceptionalism is at work in me.

I carry the virtue of greatness.

I don’t delay the purpose of God for my life; I am always prompt to every assignment I receive.

I have a great sense of responsibility.

Whaaaaaat. Glory to God!

Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
1 month ago

The sluggard does not plow at autumn; he seek at harvest and have nothing.
The laborer deserves his wages.
As you consistently, promptly and deligently take up every assignment given to you, you will surely see results.

We plow at the autumn and reap bountifully at harvest!

Gloreeeeeey ????

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I cultivate the right virtues for greatness.

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
1 month ago

It’s so true that the little foxes which may be despised by many tend to be the most significant virtues for greatness.

Having seen the diligence of David in handling every task given to him, we pray for such same diligence so as to produce great results in the kingdom.

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
29 days ago

I have a high sense of urgency and promptness to things regarding my destiny

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
29 days ago

Thank you lord Jesus I am diligent in all my ways

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
26 days ago

I am prompt to do
I work with the sense of responsibility
Thank you Jesus

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