Inquiring of the Lord
Scripture 1 Sam 23:4 Then David inquired of the LORD once again. And the LORD answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Keilah. For I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.”
Observation: How often do we inquire of the Lord before we do anything. I know for myself I usually inquire of the Lord when I botch up things so bad I don’t know what else to do. It’s not very often that I inquire of the Lord before I start an ordinary task or ask His advice about finances, even though everything is His. If we diligently seek Him we will find Him and if we ask with humble hearts He will answer. We seem to do everything so fast that we don’t have time to wait or listen and then we usually mess things up or don’t get the result God intended us to have.
Application: I need to be more like David and ask God before I do anything. God has the purpose and meaning for my life and if I don’t ask what He wants me to do I’ll never find that meaning. I have a tendency to think I know better and I need to humble myself and know that I don’t. When I’m not seeking or talking to God my mind wanders and always to a negative thought. I’m a sinner and I need my Father to guide me through this life and to the next.
Prayer: Dear Father forgive me for being so arrogant and thinking I know what I’m doing when I don’t. I need to seek you and do what you desire of me. I feel so lost so often, because I strayed off the path you wanted me on. When I come and seek you please speak to your servant and tell me what to do. I love you Lord, please help me serve you in a way that pleases you.