Strengthening Yourself in the Lord – David

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The book of 1 Samuel tells of a time when David, the future King of Israel, was living on the run. Even as he waited for the fulfillment of God’s calling on his life, he found strength in the Lord. In the first episode of this two-part series, Keith Holloway encourages Christians to find strength, not in themselves, but in God.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • The call of God upon the Christian life is an upward journey that can sometimes seem delayed, challenged, and thwarted.

  • We can allow negative circumstances to keep us down, or we can follow King David’s example and strengthen ourselves in the Lord.

  • If you are a true follower of Jesus, then the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you.

  • In the midst of your pain and struggle, call upon the name of the Lord your God and be strengthened.

  • God wants to restore all that the enemy has taken from you. 

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

1 Samuel 30:6–8, 18–20; John 15:16; 1 John 4:19; Matthew 16:18


About Keith Holloway

Keith Holloway has been with World Challenge for 26 years holding various positions. He is currently the Senior Director of Leadership Development. Keith is a Bible teacher and Community Health and Evangelism (CHE) trainer, facilitator, and a member of the Global CHE Network’s Representative Council. He and his wife Maureen live in Colorado Springs; they have six grown children and ten grandchildren.