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Always Ask For God’s Leading

Key Verse

“And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all” 1 Samuel 30:8

Text — 1 Samuel 30:1-8


Sometimes we want to do things because we think they are right or because others are doing them without asking God for His direction. David, a man after God’s heart was not so – he sought God’s face on many occasions before taking action. In our Bible passage, David had just returned from battle to discover that his camp had been attacked by the enemy. All that he had, including his wives and children were carried away. Even the soldiers that went with him were also affected and they wanted to stone David because of their loss. David was not discouraged, instead he sought God’s face for what to do and God said that he should pursue (go after) the enemies. He did and was able to recover all that the enemies had stolen from his camp.

God wants you to ask for His leading in all matters relating to your life. Do not take actions on your own. He knows the end of a thing from its beginning and wants you to trust Him. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5).

Further Reading

2 Samuel 5:17-20

Prayer for today

Father, please help me to lean on You and seek Your guidance before taking any decision.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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