Following God’s Directions

David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken; he also rescued his two wives. Nothing of theirs was missing from the youngest to the oldest, including the sons and daughters; of all the plunder the Amalekites had taken, David got everything back. 1 Samuel 30:18-19 HCSB

It is amazing what our cell phones can now do. With just the installation of an app I can easily get directions to any place I want to go. The app will tell me every turn to make and will even tell me where there is a hazard in the road. It can detect road blocks and construction that might hinder me from reaching my destination and will route me around accidents and traffic jams.

Would it not be wonderful if we had an app that told us what to do or not to do in life and gave us specific directions or warned us of impending trouble? God loves us, knows the future, and wants to provide direction for our lives. It may not be an app, but the Bible is God’s Word and gives us complete direction for life. We also can go to God in prayer and ask for direction. God does not play hide-and-go-seek. He is available 24/7 and wants to hear from every person.

David sought and followed God’s direction. In so doing, David was successful in recovering everything the Amalekites had taken. The Bible records that David got everything back. God is faithful to take care of those who faithfully serve Him and follow His direction. That does not mean we will not have a few potholes to avoid in our lives, but God will steer us around and through the difficulties we face each day.

Challenge: Pray for God’s direction in your life. When you know what God wants you to do, be faithful to do what He says. God loves and blesses those who faithfully follow His guidance and direction.

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