Once again David inquired of the Lord,
and the Lord answered him
1 SAMUEL 23:4 (NIV)
Is that how my life story will read? Once again, Jan inquired of the Lord. Once again, Jan refused to make a decision until she prayed about it. Once again, Jan chose not to act impulsively but waited for God to give her direction. Once again, Jan did not take matters into her own hands but fully released them to the Lord.
Like a boomerang, David always returned to the Lord. In season and out. While running for his life and running the nation. When he messed up and when he was victorious. And the Lord welcomed him every time.
So my prayer is: Lord, please cause my own heart to continually be drawn back to you, regardless of where it has been or what it has done. Don’t let pride or fear or indifference gain a foothold in me. May my dependence on you cause me to live a life that brings you great honor and glory. And if ever there is a narrative of my days written somewhere in heaven, I pray that it will include the words, “Once again …”
He will be gracious if you ask for help.
He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food
and suffering for drink,
He will still be with you to teach you.
You will see your teacher with your own eyes.
Your own ears will hear Him.
Right behind you a voice will say,
“This is the way you should go.”
whether to the right or to the left.
ISAIAH 30:19-21 (NLT)
On the journey with you,