5/3 Seek God's Advice

King James Daily Bible Study Devotional
Message Title: Seek God's Advice
Date: Thursday May 03, 2012Today's Chapters: 1 Chronicles 13-16

Hello My Friend,

I have this big orange sign that says, “Ask God!!!!” over my desk, I put it there to remind myself that I need to ask God what I should do, whether it is what I should be praying for, what I am reading from the Bible, or what I need to do today, and even what I am going wear today, it's important to ask God's advice in the matter. I admit, sometimes I follow it, but often I find myself making decisions without asking God what I should do. It really is important that we seek God's advice is every matter, it will make us more productive and we wouldn't have to work so hard either. “
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” - James 1:5-8.

David found out first hand the importance of asking God's advice before attempting to do anything. He gathered all the congregation together to bring the Ark of God into the city.
And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it. And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day. - 1 Chronicles 13:6-11.

Sometimes it takes a death for us to realize we need to find out what God wants us to do. This is an illustration of salvation, no matter how good our intentions are to live for God, unless a person is saved they will not got to heaven. “
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:9,10.

David was well known all over the world as the king who was undefeated because his God was with them. Several nations tried to go up against Israel, but as long as David asked God what he needed to do to defeat them they never lost a war.
And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them. And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand. And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley. Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.” - 1 Chronicles 14:8-10,13,14.

You can be sure that people who know your faith in God will attempt to go to war with you, even family, but as long as you keep asking God how to handle the situation He will give you the victory. I have had family and even the man I was to marry go against me, but God got me through it, and even thy got saved in the process. As long as we have God guiding us we always get the victory, it may not seem like it at times, but never give up because God never does. “
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” - 1 Corinthians 15:57,58.
Now that David knew what he had to do in order to get the Ark moved he took the steps needed, reminding the people that the breach came upon them because they did not ask God how to move it first. And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever. And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it. And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.” - 1 Chronicles 15:1-3,12-14.

A breach is the act of breaking; or state of being broken, a separation between friends by means of enmity or hatred. Sin separates or places a breach between a person and God, Jesus removes that separation when we call on Him to save us from our sin. “
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” - Romans 5:8-10.

After the Ark gets properly brought and set in it's tent, David gave his first Psalm to the people, t
his Psalm is also written in the Book of Psalms, chapter 96. So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren. Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.” - 1 Chronicles 16:1-3,7-9.

From simple decisions, to provisions, to impossible situations, it is important to ask God's advice in every matter, this does more that get God's attention, it gets results. Why? Because God wants to be a part of every area of your life, He knows what is going on anyway, so, talk to Him about it, let in on it and you will see so many changes in your life. In every situation we need to let go and give it to God, otherwise we only make ourselves work harder and get less results. “
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” - 1 John 5:14,15.
Today's Psalm: 105:40 - “The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
Today's Proverb: 19:21 - “There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Today's Prayer: God, I know that whatever I ask of You believing I will receive it, I know that if I ask You which direction to go You will tell me, but often I do not stop the noise to hear You speaking to me and I end up getting side tracked because of it. However, Your loving mercy and grace always gets me back on track when I just talk to You. God, help me to learn to ask You for everything and to listen for Your still small voice telling me what I need to do. In Jesus' name. Amen
Enjoy the rest of your day/night. God Bless You, I am praying for you,
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