Have you ever found yourself in a famine?
It could be a physical drought or a spiritual drought, but you are doing without.
How do you respond? What do you do?
We might learn something from the way a “man after God’s own heart” responded.
Consider this verse:
During David’s reign there was a famine for three successive years, so David inquired of the Lord. (2 Samuel 21:1)
Pretty simple solution, right?
David wasn’t complex. I don’t know how many times David had petitioned God over the years of the famine. Maybe everyday. Perhaps this was the first time. David was certainly capable of making poor decisions. But, when a situation reached the core of David’s heart, it led David to the core of who David really was…a man after God’s own heart. The king knew his position relative to his Creator, so the famine brought King David to his knees.
I’ve learned something over the years…
The quality of our faith often determines the speed of our surrender in times of famine.
Based on your current famine, how quick do you need to inquire of the Lord?