Daily Devotion

May 18, 2012

Don’t Go Until You Get It

“David inquired again of God.” 1Ch 14:14 NKJV
The Bible says: “David asked God what to do. The Lord replied…‘When you hear a sound like marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, that is your signal to attack, for God will go before you and destroy the enemy.’ So David did as the Lord commanded…and he cut down…the Philistines” (vv. 14-16 TLB). Observe three things in this story: (1) David refused to make a move until he first talked it over with the Lord. Notice the words, “David inquired again of God.” It wasn’t just something he did occasionally or in times of crisis, it was something he did on a regular basis. (2) David waited until he heard a certain sound: “A sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees.” Do you know God well enough to recognize the sound of His voice? With time and testing you can. “You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things” (1Jn 2:20 NKJV). Not only will you know what God wants you to do, He will actually create within you the desire to do it. “It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” (Php 2:13 NKJV). (3) David went, knowing God had gone before him to deal with every obstacle that stood in his way. The Bible says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally” (Jas 1:5). Wisdom is “the ability to use knowledge so as to successfully meet the challenges of life.” You may acquire knowledge from books and schools, but this wisdom is a gift from God. Don’t go until you get it!