“So David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?” The LORD answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.” (2 Samuel 5:19)
It was another day in the kitchen. I was preparing a meal with my wife when we both came to that intersection yet again —you know the one where there’s more than one way to accomplish the same result. You have been there before, too. —whether it be with your spouse cooking dinner, your kids building a Lego car, or with your coworker working on a project together.
Before David did anything, he first “inquired of the Lord.”. This is a simple yet profound choice that David makes. In 2 Samuel 5:19, David seeks God’s wisdom and direction in how he should approach a battle. This is coming from the Man of War that David is known as. Yet, 4 verses later (2 Samuel 5:23), he does the exact same thing —he “inquires of the Lord.”
How often do we go about life without seeking out what the Spirit would have us to do? So today, stop and ask “Father, what is it you have for me to do?” Even if you have been down that road before, the Spirit may prompt you to respond differently. Yesterday’s answer may not solve today’s problem.