Devotional 01/21/2017

“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. ””‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭30:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

First off, it you haven’t read the book of Samuel, I’d advise you to start ASAP! It’s one of my favorite books of the Bible. 

However, the context of this verse today requires a little background. David and his troops were away when the Phillistines came and overthrew their camp. They took wives, children, valuables, animals, you name it. When David and his troops return they realize all has been taken. The men are heavy hearted and looking to their leader, David, for next steps.

In the Bible, David is said to be a man after God’s own heart. He desired God so much so that his very nature led men to see that he was different. David often sought God on the many issues of life. 

So fast forward to our scripture, David is asking God should he go recover what he deems rightfully his, and the Lord replies saying he should go recover what is his and while doing so, he overtake the Phillistines without failing.

Wow, how awesome is God! I think someone of us should look at this scripture as our guide to overcoming and making decisions in regards to things we’ve lost and the things we want to pursue. Before making any decisions, the first thing David did was go to God; regardless of feelings and what others said. Let me ask you this, did you seek God void of what you think He ought to say and do? Did you ask Him before you asked anyone else? 

He’s the first one we should seek in all things! He’s not only a restorer as we see here in the scripture but he’s a giver! Giver of life, joy, dreams and goals. 

Pursue God in all things. Let your heart be made pure and realize that whatever God’s answer, his name goes beyond what the confines of our minds can perceive. Don’t worry about what you lost, He’s already declared that you shall recover it all.

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