October 27 – Don’t Depend on Guesswork
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
Who do you turn to when you need help, when you need an important answer to an important question? Do you ask God first?
So many believers fail to do that. They’ll stand around wringing their hands and talking to each other all day. They’ll inquire of their pastor. They’ll inquire of their friends. They’ll inquire of their husbands or wives. But do they inquire of God? No.
Don’t make that mistake.
Instead, follow the example of King David. In 1 Chronicles 14, the Bible tells us he was about to face a battle with the very powerful Philistines who had ALL come out against him. The Philistine nation had been an enemy of Israel for years. David probably could have guessed that God would tell him to go to battle against them. But he didn’t guess! He went to God and inquired, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistinesí And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.”
Don’t depend on guesswork. When you encounter a problem, seek the Lord through the Word and in prayer and ask Him what the solution is. No matter how much scripture you learn, no matter how fully you perceive who you are in Christ Jesus, you’ll never outgrow your need to do that.
Go to the Lord and find out exactly what He wants you to do. Don’t decide your course of action and then ask God to bless your plans. Go to Him and say, “Lord, what are Your plansí” His plans are already blessed. If you follow them, your victory is guaranteed.