Should I wait three years?

“During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord.”  2 Samuel 21:1.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 2 Samuel 21-23 and 1 Thessalonians 1.

The more I read about David, the more he becomes like one of us.

With occasional light reading of Scripture, David reaches an elevated status: he was a man after God’s own heart!  Upon careful reading, David comes down off that pedestal.

It is good that in today’s chosen verse David is seeking God regarding the famine.  It is not so good that it took him THREE years to get around to it.

When do you and I turn to God?  The amount of time between problem and our calls to God is important.  Why?  It reveals where God is in our thinking.

How often do we go it “alone” when problems come along?  We turn to other gods for help and security.  When either, or both, leave us limited we turn to God.  That’s way out of order for a committed believer, isn’t it?

My relationship with God must be unceasing.  He’s the first call if I’m in a tight relationship to Him.  Not only is He nearby but He can give me the guidance I need.  I have His Spirit within me.  Or do I?  David waited three years.  How long do you and I wait?

“Lord, forgive me for putting You off.  I need You running every part of me.  There is nothing that I can manage apart from You. I draw near to You now.  I listen for Your leading.  Enable me to put feet/words to Your wishes.  I love You, Lord.”

Draw near to God and listen hard for what He wants.

 

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