Inquire of the Lord Lately?
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“David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?” And He said to him, “Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all.”
(I Samuel 30:8-9 NASU)
(I Samuel 30:8-9 NASU)
In my daily Bible reading I have been appreciating the life of David, and how there is so much for us to be encouraged by how he did it. Even in those times when David was being chased by King Saul, who was out to kill him, David was learning to communicate with the Lord. Getting the basics down would be instrumental in his entire walk, as he himself went on to become the anointed king of Israel.
When I consider my own walk with the Lord, I appreciate the times when I myself inquire of the Lord, to ask Him what His plan is, what He would want me to do, or how I should consider that situation before me. When I do seek Him, He does respond. In His time and place, which all the time is at the exact time needed.
Even a simple ask, like “What now Lord?” will bring a response from Him. It may come in the form of a word from a friend or family member. He may choose to give us a dream. A specific word can come through the prophetic gift being exercised, speaking into our need through another that we may not even know. Or He may direct you to a Bible passage, enlightening a written Scripture in your own daily reading that speaks to your spirit.
Having that relationship with the Lord, of simple communication, shouldn’t be an odd thing. Nor should communicating with Him be an occasional thought, or only when we get in desperate situations. If we make it one of our foundational stones, to know His voice, it will be a natural thing to ask, listen, hear and respond accordingly. The Holy Spirit after all was promised to us to be as our Helper, given to abide with us always.
I can recall times when I felt I didn’t need to inquire of the Lord. After all, I was old enough to know what to do, right? And yes, at a later point, it could have saved me a lot of trouble if I had. Lesson learned.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all.” (Proverbs 28:5, NKJV)
In these times of trouble, it is vital that we are comfortable in asking the Lord His thoughts on subjects, and what His heart is. The voices we hear of the many others giving their opinions can drown out the truth, so we need to be able to discern His voice, and abide in His presence.
Have you inquired of the Lord lately? Now may be as good a time as any.
Now think on this,
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