Memory Verse: "David inquired of the Lord...‘You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees...when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you...’ David did so...and he drove back the Philistines." (2 Sam.5:23-25, NKJV)
Scripture Reading: 2 Sam.5:17-25.
Facing serious opposition from the Philistines, David needed to be divinely directed. He could have developed a strategy based on his own experience, or followed the ideas of his own army. These were prudent approaches, and he might have done both. But the most important decision he made was to commit his needs to God. To seek His wisdom. God responded by giving David very specific direction, and amazing details.
He knew exactly what to do. The Bible makes it clear that God desires to guide us. He has given us His Word, to be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path- Ps.119:105. He promises that those who seek Him, and ask of Him, find Him and hear from Him- Matth.7:7-8. But, in spite of all of His promises, the sad truth is that many believers do not put His Word into practice. They may read the Bible and go to church, but, when it comes to making decisions, they are more likely to do what seems popular, or just do what they want.
But, for those who trust and obey Him, God offers something much better. A way to achieve maximum success. To receive His fullest blessings! What an opportunity! What are your challenges? Do you face important decisions? Do you need guidance? Wisdom? Start by seeking God. Commit your needs to Him. Ask Him boldly for the specific direction you need. As you obey, have faith that His blessings will flow into your life.
Ponder Point: Those who hear God never miss it in life.
Action Point: Turn from assumptions Turn to divine guidance.
Prayer: Father, I need specific guidance about this situation (mention those areas to His hearing). I will obey You, as You direct me. Thank You for Your direction in my life in Jesus name, Amen.