Asking God

After this, David asked the LORD, “Should I move back to one of the towns of Judah?” “Yes,” the LORD replied. Then David asked, “Which town should I go to?” “To Hebron,” the LORD answered. 2 Samuel 2:1

When you have a question about what to do next, do you ask the Lord? If you are like me, your answer is probably, not as often as I know I should.

Recently, I have noticed that people of great faith in the Bible did not treat God like an accessory to an already self-absorbed life. They treated him as the source of life. As the necessity for making the right decisions. As the one with the answers.

In the passage above, King David was doing what he had done in other places before this moment in his life, asking God. There is a great pattern in David’s life. When he was in close relationship with God and keeping God in the place of authority in his life, he would ask God, God would answer, and he would then obey God’s answer. The result would be direction, victory, and blessings!

I’m no rocket scientist or biologist, but when I see that kind of truth in Scripture, I have to do something with it. This isn’t just a pattern that we see only with David. Christ constantly showed us this example as he would duck out to spend time with the Father in prayer. If you study the Bible, you probably have already thought of a few other examples as well!

Asking God should be second nature to Christians. And yet I know it’s something a lot struggle with. This week my prayer for the believers at WCF is that we would make it a habit to ask God. That our lives would be marked by our submission and desire to ask for God’s answers and direction, and that we would be known as believers that are led by God.

Asking God with you this week,
Pastor Mike

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