King Me Part 2 “Open Hand Or Clenched Fist?”
King Me – Part 2
Open Hand or Clenched Fist?
We are made _________________ to make a _________________.
We are asked to _________________ our battles to God so we can have ____________________.
The first king of Israel is king ________________.
Saul is a physically ___________________ man.
1 Samuel 9:2
2 Kish had a son named Saul, as handsome a young man as could be found anywhere in Israel, and he was a head taller than anyone else.
Saul appears to be a man with great ________________ promise and potential.
Because of Saul’s disobedience, God anoints ________________ to be the next king.
Saul’s words indicate a ____________ in his armor.
1 Samuel 18:5-9
5 Whatever mission Saul sent him on, David was so successful that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. This pleased all the troops, and Saul’s officers as well.
6 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. 7 As they danced, they sang:
“Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his tens of thousands.”
8 Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.
Something has happened to Saul
because of David’s _______________ vs. 8. Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?”
In reference to the kingdom, Saul goes from an ____________ ___________ to a ____________ ____________.
Is it not true that God has placed ___________________ you have into your open hand?
The desire to close our _______________ is often increased when we sense our own _________________.
Three areas where the open hand/closed fist principle is important:
If God has taken something out of your hand, your closed fist __________________ God from putting something different in your hand.