This week’s Cafe Chat is quite interesting. It is also funny in that it is a question I asked myself just a few days ago – not in quite the same words but the meaning was clear enough.
That is an easy one to answer. If I could go back in time, to a pivotal point in my young life and give myself one sentence of advice, it would be DO THE DAVID THING!
David in the Bible was the Shepherd King who was also called a man after God’s heart for a lot of reasons. But I think one of the major reasons was David’s penchant of sole and total dependence of God. At every step of the way, he sought God’s direction; of course he usually got into trouble when he didn’t.
I decided some time ago to try the David option; asking God what way to go and when to go it and sometimes even how to go it. I don’t always remember to do this but for the times that I have, it has been a saving grace. Most importantly, this involves forming a relationship with God; and not just an occasional relationship either but a daily hourly one.
I cannot give a firm guarantee that I would have accepted this advice everytime, but I do know that if I had discovered this early, it would have saved me a lot of grief.