There was a time when I wanted to do a business transaction with a stranger, and this particular deal involved a large amount of money. So, I quickly consulted one of my mentors about my plan, and he said, "Let's ask the Lord about it before you commence."
We prayed, and afterward, he said, "I think the Lord is saying that the man you are about to deal with is a fraud." So, I held my peace.
A few weeks later, the person who had given me the contact of my potential business partner called me to ask if I had done business with the man. I answered "No," and she said, "Thank God! Please don't. I just found out that he is a fraud."
In studying the life of David, both before and after he became king, one would discover that he never made any move without first consulting God.
2 Samuel 2:1 – After this, David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the Lord said to him, Go up. David said, To which shall I go up? And He said, To Hebron. (AMPC)
So, it is little wonder why he recorded a series of victories against the Philistines and the Amalekites, and why he was able to escape Saul's wrath with ease.
In 1 Samuel, chapter 30, the Amalekites invaded David's town, Ziklag, destroyed the houses of him and his men, stole their property, and abducted their families. Yet he didn't just jump on his horse and give command to his troops to pursue his enemies. Rather he inquired of the Lord what to do in the midst of his sorrows, and the Lord answered him and gave him victory.
1 Samuel 30:8 – And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. (AMPC)
When we consult God concerning our every move, we are much less likely to make mistakes, and we will always be victorious.
Christ also knew that this was very important, so very early in the morning, He would go and consult the Father concerning each day.
Mark 1:35 – And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed. (AMPC)
As believers, it's not God's will that we should make decisions on our own, because God knows that we can't be perfect enough to know exactly what is best for us. We must let God lead us, "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." (Romans 8:14 AMPC)
Proverbs 3:5 – Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. (AMPC)
Talk to the Lord concerning that move and plan of yours today: your travelling, marriage proposal, business, etc., and He will give you victory in Jesus' name. Pray with me:
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for this day. I commit my life and future into Your able hands. Please direct me and give me victory all round. I come against every error in my plans, and I claim Your victory in Jesus' name. Amen.
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