It is when people are going through difficult times that they seek the will of God more than ever.
Recently I experienced a very serious health crisis. Laying in a hospital bed for nearly three weeks with lots of time to reflect, I was brought to a stand still by God. This whole experience opened my eyes anew to look and seek the will of God in all times.
David heard about the death of Saul, who persecuted David to kill him. David still in hiding with the enemy (Philistines) was now free to go back where he was from. Though he did not do the obvious, to go back, he seek out the will of God. He was looking for the guidance of God, much better than his predecessor (Saul) in 1 Chronicles 10:14 “and (Saul) did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.” David called Abiathar, the priest to consult the Urim and Thummim (way of determining God’s will with the lot) stored in the ephod (priest’s garment). David wanted Abiathar to seek the guidance of the Lord for direction.
2 Samuel 2:1 “David inquired of the LORD. ‘Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?’ he asked. The LORD said, ‘Go up.’”
He asked God, what seems to us might be the obvious, if he should go back to his home territory. David even asked God, where should he go? He knew his home territory – he knew what will be the most strategic place to live, though he asked God.
- Though we might know the obvious, we might be wrong. What seems like the obvious, might not be the will of God for our lives.
- Let’s look for God’s will under all circumstances, in good and bad circumstances.
- Let’s ask God for direction even when we know what to do, because we have been up this road before. We just might be surprised by God’s reaction.
- How to know the will of God – read a previous blog in this regard – http://www.nicomulder.net/blog/2012/11/13/what-is-gods-will
- Seek God’s direction for all things (even for the obvious, and little things) all the time.