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Seeking Reassurance

Psalm 27:11

I Samuel 23:1-5

It had come to David’s attention that the Philistines were warring against Keilah. David went to The Lord asking if he should lead his people into battle against the Philistines.

The Lord said yes. He told him, “Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.”

David rallied the troops. He told them the plan of action.

They were hesitant. They were doubtful that The Lord would ask this of them.

So David enquired of The Lord yet again. And again he received the same instruction.

So David and his men fought the Philistines. They saved Keilah.

Isn’t it a comfort to know that God is leading us?

The whole world may be going in a different direction but knowing that God is with you gives you the courage to keep traveling down the road He has put you on.

Sometimes though you just want the reassurance that He is guiding you and that you’re not getting off the path He has laid out for you.

Ask Him to reassure you in those times and then boldly get on with it.

Divine Direction

Psalm 37:23

Maybe you’ve been facing a huge decision. You’ve been searching the scriptures for guidance from The Lord. You’ve been talking to Jesus, asking Him to show you the way.

But you just aren’t sure what to do.

Relax! You’re not going to mess it up.

If you’re living your life for Jesus, staying blameless and letting your light shine then the decision you make can’t be wrong. God knows your heart. He won’t allow you to “mess up” and shut the doors He has opened for you.

In the book of Revelation, chapter 3 verse 8 Jesus says: “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

So go on. Walk boldly down the paths Christ is leading you in.

Road Block

Psalm 40:2

You want to go back to Egypt? Seriously? The place that our people were held captive for hundreds of years? Our people were beaten and killed. They had zero amount of freedom. And that’s where you want to go back to?……this could have been Jeremiah’s reaction to the Israelites when they approached him with their idea of returning to Egypt.

To the Israelites Egypt seemed like a logical choice. They thought they wouldn’t have to face war in the country. And there was plenty of food. They asked Jeremiah to speak to The Lord about it. Ten days later God gave the people an answer. He told them not to go. He went on to say that if they did go they would die by the sword and famine, the very things they were seeking to avoid.

God had already brought the Israelites out of captivity from Egypt. He didn’t want to see his people bound by the Egyptians again. But ultimately it was their choice.

The Lord brings us out of bondage from sin when He saves us. He doesn’t ever want to see us go back to it. He has delivered us from our former life and has put us on a new path leading to Him. We shouldn’t return, no matter how enticing it may seem. We need to trust Jesus and His guidance and continue moving forward with Him.

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