For the first two weeks of February, EmpowerMoments is doing a series entitled Love Is. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV) We pray that you are EMPOWERED, enlightened, and blessed as our writers share what Love Is based on God’s Word!
Hi there and welcome back to our show. Today we have three guests that we are really excited about, promoting their new book “The Bible”. Please give a warm welcome to Saul, Daniel and Joseph!
Host: Hi Guys, thanks for joining us. We are thrilled to have you here to tell us about your new project. Let’s jump right in! Joseph what drew you to share such intimate details? Does it worry you that hundreds of millions will read your story and form opinions?
Joseph: You know I wanted to share my story to inspire people. My father was a very well-known man and growing up I wanted to be just like him. God had a different plan though, He saw me as a king. (Genesis 37:5-9). I don’t want to give too much away because I want everyone to check out our Book but through my toughest times of being sold into slavery, imprisoned and pretty much abused, I always held God’s promise close to my heart and God always protected my vision. Kingship definitely didn’t come overnight so I’m honored that at 17 God trusted me to see His promise through.
Host: Great insight, Joseph. A lot of people see it as we must trust God but great point that it goes both ways of God trusting us to carry out His plans and not allow life’s tough times to stray you from it. Speaking of trust, Daniel I must come to you!! In preparing for this interview I read your story and I was blown away. I recently had a conversation with Peter who told me, “Be alert and sober in mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 NIV) What were your thoughts when you were in the lion’s den?! Did you feel like that was the end?
Daniel: Ha! Ha! First, I have to comment that I didn’t know you knew Peter…small world! Surprisingly, I wasn’t fearful. I had just witnessed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego get into a burning furnace and not get burned. (Daniel 3:11-30) I learned that the devil feeds off fear so if I would’ve succumbed to fear and forgotten about the miracle God just did for my friends, surely I wouldn’t be here. In that moment, I couldn’t concentrate on what was happening around me but I allowed prayer to elevate me out of my situation. Trusting in God is more than just with visions and dreams but also for protection when you find yourself in dangerous surroundings.
Host: Daniel, such wise and amazing. Well, after this short commercial break we will return with former King Saul everybody! Stay tuned!
Host: ha ha ha and we are back! I was just speaking with our guests about love, trust and protection in relation to their upcoming book “The Bible” that will be hitting stores worldwide….
Joseph: It’s actually out now! You can grab a copy at any bookstore, hotel or your mom’s house!
Host: Great! Our next guest has been a topic of many discussions over the years. It appeared King Saul lost it all: family, mental stability, livelihood and reputation. He never does interviews so we are glad to speak with King Saul and hear his story.
Saul: This is my first time speaking on this so thank you for having us here today. If I go back to a moment, right before David became king, I remember being in a dark place. I allowed hatred, fear and insecurities to drive me crazy. The moment came where the enemy had me where he wanted me: alone, unexpected, in darkness, with my pants around my ankles – completely defenseless. It blows my mind that even though my relationship with God wasn’t where it used to be that He still gave David the wisdom not to kill me. We learn from Job that God must give the enemy permission to attack. At that time, the enemy didn’t have permission. Even though I was off course and not where I use to be with God He still bought me out of that dark cave alive. (1 Samuel 24 NIV)
Host: Wow, Saul amazing way to look at that moment. Well, unfortunately that’s all we have time for today. It was great catching up with all of you! Everyone in our audience is going home with their new book “The Bible,” which is in stores today! For our at home audience please grab a copy TODAY! Until next time, Peace!
Father, thank You for protecting my mind, my spirit, my vision, my body and my family. Lord, I thank You for trusting me to carry out Your plans for my life. God, thank You that even when I stray away into darkness You bring me out alive. Thank You for protection from the forces seen and unseen. I plead the blood of Jesus over my life, my family, my future, my generations and my country. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, I EMPOWER you to get in your Word. It’s so easy to fall subject to worry and doubt but if we can stay in our Word it’s a daily reminder of what God has already done. You can walk into a lion’s den knowing, “If He did it before, he can do it again. Same God right now, same God back then.”
Can you think of a time that trusting in God was all you had or a time that he protected you? Share your testimony in the comments.
Ms. Dené B. is a student of life who enjoys human studies and social media. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago where the motto is “Preparing People to Lead Extraordinary Lives,” She took her education and school spirit to heart and now is a young adult striving to live an extraordinary life while helping others achieve the same. One of her go to scriptures is, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).