Wednesday, April 15, 2015
“So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”” 1 Samuel 30: 8
David found himself in a terrible situation. All around Him was hopelessness, anger and despair. The women and children of his village were kidnapped while the men were out fighting, and their homes were burned to the ground. The enemy had come in and wreaked havoc in David’s territory.
But, David made the decision not to let the situation destroy him. He did not run away and hide, rather he went straight to his Help — He inquired of the Lord.
When David asked God what to do, He said, “Go after them, you will overtake them and you will certainly recover everything that has been stolen.”
David did just as God had said and as a result, he experienced a great victory. He recovered all that was stolen. He brought everything back.
What does this testimony mean for us today? Is the God of King David a different God from the One we serve today? Absolutely not. The Lord God is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
So, what has God said to you concerning your life? What is the word of the Lord to you for your present situation? What have you done with His word? Are you experiencing the mental, emotional, physical, financial and relational victory that God declares is yours?
You and I must know what God has said concerning us. In God’s word is everything that we need to come through every challenge and to recover all that is rightfully ours by God’s decree. Only our obedience to His strategy guarantees good success.
David experienced victory because God had released a specific word for Him. Don’t loose your grip on what God has said to you. Believe the word of the Lord and stay in faith. A word from the Lord makes the difference. And whatever He says to do, just do it. He is with you!