David's Source of Direction


Psalms 143:8
*Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my
trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.*

David is the only person in the Bible whom God describes as a man after His
own heart. Despite David's many setbacks he continually sought to know and
do God's will in his life. Like many of us, his will got in the way of a
sinless life.

In the morning hour, David sought to hear from God. I can imagine David
sitting on the open deck of his palace looking over the hills of Jerusalem,
listening to God. There, in his morning watch, he felt God's unfailing love.
He reaffirmed his trust in God. He also understood that the key to knowing
God's will lay in spending such moments alone to reflect on what God had
done and was doing in his life.

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me
on level ground (Psalm 143:10).

Sometimes we fall prey to believing that God is not concerned, and that He
does not lead us in our work life. We are tempted to think that He leads us
in other areas, but not in our daily workplace. The truth is that God is in
every aspect of life and desires to direct us.

Do you need direction in your life today? If so, David provides the best
example of gaining direction. Set aside the morning hour to draw close to
His presence. There, you will sense His unfailing love for you. His
direction for your life will be a natural by-product of this time of
communion with Him. Ask God to lead you by His Spirit today.

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