Contagious Optimism

There are certain characteristics that God cannot help but reward lavishly; one of them is David’s optimism.

David breaks into the scene at a dark moment. Goliath the Philistine giant is spewing curses and abuses. The demonic spirits are on the loose and out of control. Fear has gripped the army, including the commander in chief, King Saul.

David the shepherd boy cannot take it anymore. He declares to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear and javelin. But I come

to you in the name of the Lord of hosts.” He could not be intimidated by any giant.

“This day,” he declares, “the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you.”

He lets that sink in, then adds with contagious optimism, “I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts, that the earth may know that there is a God is Israel.”

May that same God fight your battles this year. May He subdue and disarm principalities on your behalf. As you worship Him and declare His victory over the giants of your time, you will see their downfall. Let the Lord Himself reveal the hidden treasures of darkness and riches in secret places as you listen keenly and follow His lead.

Let our lives and our tongues declare His glory – that the world around us may know that the Lord God is our King and our Lord.

~ Ibrahim


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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2 Responses to Contagious Optimism

  1. Keith Graham says:

    Agreed, Let it be so, Amen.

    I am starting a new business, a Mattress Sales store, unique business model sales by appointment, national brands at 50-80% off normal retail prices. Your prayers of agreement for covenant blessings will be appreciated.

    Father God, El-Shaddai, Jehovah-Jireh, I ask You to give Ibrahim, Diane, and their family the Spiritual Gift of Faith, faith that can move mountains, that disrupts darkness, heals the sick, casts out demons, and raises the dead. Amen.

    Keith Graham KBA Chaplain


  2. Jon and Loice Byler says:

    Amen!! Thank you for the encouragement and blessing I needed it right now. God bless you all


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