Read and Meditate on 2 Samuel 1-5: 1- 5
The nation of Israel became divided into the two territories of Judah and Israel after the death of King Saul. David was anointed king over Judah, but Israel was handed down to Saul’s son Ishbosheth. “Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.” 2 Samuel 3:1. David was king over Judah for 7 years before Ishosheth was killed by one of his very own men. As God had promised David back when he was anointed by Samuel several years ago, it was now his time to rule as king over all Israel.
The nation of Israel was a united kingdom under the leadership of David. He brought back the ark of the Lord to Israel, and it is evident that God’s hand was blessing the nation and its people, all because of David’s obedience to keep God at the center of his rule.
Often when the Lord puts a calling upon our lives, we believe it is for that very moment to take place. We learn from David, that this isn’t always the case. The calling and anointing of God for David to become king took years of patience and humility before he took his seat on the throne. It took time to groom David into the man God desired for him to be, and that is why he was a man after God’s heart. Very often God is faithful to show us what He has for us, but will withhold when He has it to take place. This is to keep our hearts close to Him and seek Him daily for His leading and guidance.
Fast & Prayer Challenge: Pray for the Lord’s equipping in your life for the calling He has for you. Ask the Lord for patience as you wait on His leading and guidance. Seek to not be idle in your waiting.
Consider a fast from 30 minutes of sleep in the morning to dedicate that time to wait on God. “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” Psalm 5:3
Take Action: Waiting on God does not mean you are to be idle! Do a word study on “wait” in the scriptures and enjoy the treasures He has for you in His Word! May your heart be satisfied with where He has carefully placed you.