Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Do the Next Right Thing

I think it was Delilah, the popular radio show host, that said her dad always told her to do the next thing.  When she didn't know what to do, do the next right thing.  Get up, get showered, brush your teeth, go to work, fix food, etc.   Do the next right thing until clear direction comes.

That is what David did in 2 Samuel 5:10, as pointed out by my pastor Sunday in a sermon.  It reads, "And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him."  "David went on."  He did the next right thing.  The next part is FABULOUS:  "the LORD God of hosts was with him."  That is how we continue to live, continue to go on when the burden is great, because the LORD God of hosts, Jehovah Sabaoth, the Commander of the armies of heaven, is with us!!

I recently had a friend, who is has a burden to pray for an unsaved loved one, talk about the waiting.  This is how we wait:  we wait actively!!  We pray, we fast, we hold on to the raindrops sent by God to build our faith, we trust God Who loves them more than we do and desires they be saved (2 Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."), and we do the next right thing.  I think part of trust is not worrying, not letting this burden overcome our lives except for the times when the Holy Spirit is giving us an anxious, urgent unctioning to pray NOW!  I do trust God.  After all, His Word says in 2 Timothy 1:12b, ". . . for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." 

So, today, in addition to your praying, do the next right thing!!  Blessings!!

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