“Once again David inquired of the LORD” – 1 Sam 12:4 (NIV).
How often have you taken on a huge task without first inquiring from the Lord? Sometimes it works out; in other instances, we go out headlong and then hit disaster, rush back to God, beaten and bruised badly. Fortunately we always receive mercy from Him-.though that shouldn’t be the case.
If we could follow King David’s example, he always inquired of the Lord first before any huge undertaking. When told of the Philistines attack against Keila, he inquired of the Lord first, pleading, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” (1 Sam 23:2). Again later when he learned Saul was plotting against him he went to the Lord to know how to respond (1 Sam 23:9-12).
Not always did David get the answers he wanted. For example, when he felt he should build a temple, a good thing, and he inquired of the Lord, the response was not him but his son (2 Sam 7:12-13)
In our faith walk let us practice the habit of always seeking the Lord first even with the least of undertaking. And here like David we should go to Him with an open mind, not to force our way.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that I always seek your out first before engaging even in the least of undertaking.