II Samuel 5:19-22 (NIV) So David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”  The LORD answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.”  20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, the LORD has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal Perazim. 21 The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.  22 Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; 23 so David inquired of the LORD

Sisters and Brothers Happy Monday and hope your weekend was great. Today’s word shares the power ofinquiry with the Lord. When David made this inquiry he had just fought the Philistines, and gained a signal victory from Lord. The Philistines came up in great hosts, but, by the help of God, David had easily put them to flight. Please observe, however, that when they came a second time, V22– David did not go up to fight them without inquiring of the Lord. Once he had been victorious, and he might have said, as many of us have done in other cases, “I shall be victorious again; I may rest quite sure that if I conquered once I shall triumph yet again. Not so, was David’s response and he recognized and gained one battle by the strength of the Lord; he would not venture upon another until he had ensured the same. “He inquired, “Shall I go up against them?” He waited for God’s timing and until God’s signal was given. As we face another week of life and many critical decisions looming on the horizons, with family, jobs, ministry, etc.., let us learn from David to take no step without inquiring of God. And you will be assured “Break out” victory in life today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life!!!

Elder Baker

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