Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Prayer - Day 23

II Samuel 12:11- II Samuel 22:18

          We start this reading out with David's family having some sever problems. But David did not take any of these situations to the Lord.

          David does go to the Lord when it comes to preserving his Kingdom.

"And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness." II Samuel 15:31

          David waited three years before he went to God about the famine in the land.

"Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites." II Samuel 21:1

          Chapter 22 is a song written by David to the Lord.

          Did David think that some problems did not need to be taken before the Lord? Maybe David thought he could handle family problems but when it came to the kingdom, those types of things, he needed to take to the Lord.

          David chose not to go to the Lord about the famine for three years. Why did he wait so long? Why did it have to get so bad to get him to inquire of the Lord about it?

          I have learned I need to take everything to the Lord. I am not going to make good decisions until I seek God first. Why should I wait for things to get worse? I need to take everything to the Lord in prayer.

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