Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Once again David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him, “Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into you hand.” -1 Samuel 23:4
This seems to be a very common phrase I am reading in this book of Samuel, “David inquired of the Lord”. David was in constant communication with God. He asked God about every major thing in his life. He developed a habit and lifestyle that before any major decision he ask God before anything. It prevented him from making brainless decisions but it also give him a dependence on God. It is a very wise choice to make. Jesus in the sermon on the mount also said to, “ask... seek... knock....” He instructed to ask God for wisdom in all that you do.
To me this is elementary in teaching, but really difficult to put into practice, especially here in the US. I am convinced that “rugged individualism” and “self made man” theories in life has really hindered our ability to be more reliant on God. Thus it is difficult for me to ask God for everything. But what I must learn is that I need to be in consistent communication with God. To be connected as Jesus said, “vine to the branches.” Developing a lifestyle like David, where I learn to ask God for everything, will bring me closer to God, and that is what I really want.
Lord, today I am gonna make a habit of asking you for everything, help me develop a lifestyle where I constantly have You on my mind.