The last Home Group study in David really brought home the idea of checking with God before we do something. David was in a difficult situation, escaping from cave to hillside – being chased by Saul’s army, no doubt with a bounty on his head.
As seem by the priest Ahimelek 1 Samuel 22 to help him was basically death, and not just to you but to everyone else around at that time.
But David does not forget God and writes Psalm 57 reminding everyone that God is in control, and thanking God for saving his life We also found out that this psalm is called a Miktam. It has a hidden meaning in it, and was believed to have been sung to music that was called do not destroy, and I bet it was a catchy tune. It is quite possible to imagine this being sung by people around Saul.
So how do we check out an idea with God before doing it. What we should not do is say “Lord I am going to do X Y Or Z please bless it”, but rather pray and think about it. Sometimes God will send someone along (or email, phone, call, text etc) that will help give a view. Or it can be from a bible passgae – and the words just jumpout and you reaslise this is for you. But in all cases it should be remembered that the initial idea has to be inline with Gods teaching to start with, and if that is not the case then this should corrected initially.
So how does one know if this is the case. Well God has given his handbook to life - the Bible and if we read it regulalrly we will get to know what it says and if we are living in line with it. There are lots of resources available on line to help with this, the Scripture Union's WordLive is a good one to start with.
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