It is time to seek the Lord
I've been reading in 1 Chronicles lately. It's been so awesome - really speaking to me a lot.
A few days ago I read Chap 14.
(Read it if you have a sec)
It's such a great chapter.
It's speaking about when David becomes king. The Philistines hear that he is king and so they plan an attack against him.
I love that David's first response is to inquire of the Lord. He asks the Lord if he goes against the Philistines, will the Lord deliver them into his hands?
God says yes and so he goes.
A second time, the Philistines come against him and once again, David's first response is to inquire of the Lord.
This time the Lord says no and gives him different instructions for the victory. David hears and obeys, wins the battle and God gives him favor around the nations.
When I finished reading this, it made me think about how many times we move forward without our first response being to seek the Lord. I think sometimes we even have the cheek to move forward and then blame Him for our failures! :(
But it's a challenge to me to seek the Lord at every turn and wait for His voice and then whole-heartedly walk in obedience to Him.
Have a wonderful day!
"Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until he comes
and showers righteousness on you."