Thursday, April 16, 2009

Making decisions

How do we make important decisions in our life? I am sure most of us weigh them out carefully, but do we seek guidance for them? A doctor or perhaps a lawyer? What about asking God in these situations? Do we even consider it?

One of my favorite passages of scripture is found in 2 Samuel 5:17-25. The Philistines have come to make war with Israel's new king David. David asks the LORD should he go out and meet them in battle. The LORD tells him to go and fight for He will deliver them into his hands. David does this and the enemy scatters and regroups again. David asks God again should he attack? God tells him yes, but surround them from behind and wait. David was supposed to wait until he heard the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees. This would signal that God had gone before him in battle. David did this and defeated his enemy.

I think we all would do well to inquire of the LORD when we have an important decision to make. Asking in itself is not all there is to it. Listening and obeying are just as important. When God tells us to do something, we should do it just like he wants. He will go before us into battle. He will never ask more of you than He will give you the ability to do. Just like He did for David, He will go before you in whatever problem or task you face.

Father, remind me today to seek your help in all matters. Guide and direct me and help me to listen for your answer. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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