“’Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.’ BUT that night, the word of the Lord came to Nathan…..” 2 Samuel 7:3-4.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Samuel 7, 1 Chronicles 17, Psalm 2, and Matthew 21.
Nathan gives David the go-ahead on anything he wants to do. That’s blind faith!
David wanted to build a fancy place for God to dwell in. God’s abode had been a tent suitable for travel. Now with settlement in Jerusalem something permanent should be constructed.
Seemed like a good idea to David. Without hearing David’s idea, Nathan gives a carte blanche approval to anything David was thinking of doing.
Not a good idea. Nathan learns from God that He doesn’t want David building a permanent structure for Him.
Credit Nathan for retracting his carte blanche approval. Credit David for receiving Nathan’s updated information and being okay with it.
Not everything I want to do is a good idea. An idea may make sense but is it what God wants me to do?
Therein is a very important point: I must run everything past God. I am not capable of getting things right otherwise.
This brings me to the regular theme of needing to be walking close to God 24/7. I must be in a position to hear His voice. I must be quiet so that I can actually hear His voice. I must act quickly to carry out what He tells me.
God’s blessing is the greatest blessing. I want Him pleased with me. I want to be an anonymous servant ready and willing to serve Him in any capacity. A servant He can trust to do His will.
“O Lord, so much for me here. I need You every second. Forgive me for missing opportunities because I am not in position to get Your instructions. I mess things up so much. Forgive me. You, the Messiah have come and transformed my life. Help me to live a transformed life the rest of this day. To You be the glory!”
Are you listening to God or just implementing any idea that comes into your head?