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How to be Led by God

We don’t have to ask to receive many of God’s gracious benefits; let God lead your life

The Benefits
Planted by the Water

Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-4

After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father’s house. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.

Talk about “promotions!” Our scripture today shows David’s rapid climb. Within a few days, David went from being a young, ruddy faced and unknown shepherd boy to friend of the king! He went from no friends, to having a best friend in the king’s son – Jonathan. The scriptures tell of David, as a teenager, having to club a lion and a bear to defend his sheep. Now he is wearing a royal robe and a sword… gifts from the royal family!

When we learn to be led by God, there are wonderful benefits along the way. It is also true that the journey will include preparatory tests that aren’t so pleasant! Most Christ followers testify that the “perks” far outweigh the “pain” when it comes to God’s treatment of His children.

The Bible is full of promises as well as examples that teach us of the blessings of God’s leadership. If we never asked or prayed another “comfort” prayer again, our Father would still send many “comforts” our way! It doesn’t take us asking to receive many of God’s gracious benefits. David experienced this throughout his life and described it best in his Psalm 1, verse 3: “He (one who walks with God) is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruits in season and whose leaf does not wither.” I want my life characterized like this imagery. I’m sure you do as well. This month join me on this great adventure of learning more about being led by God!

Father, thank you so much for your generous heart toward your children. I am so blessed to be called a child of God because of Jesus, amen.