Nathan gets the word

“’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?

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