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Be Ready
By Karen L. Mechtly

2 Samuel 15:25-26
Then the king (David) said to Zadok, "Take the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the LORD's eyes, he will bring me back and let me see it and his dwelling place again. But if he says, 'I am not pleased with you,' then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him."

    "Be ready" could have been David's motto. As a young lad, he was ready to fight the giant Goliath while experienced soldiers stood by, quaking in their boots. As a shepherd, he was ready to protect his sheep. And when God chose him to be king of His people, David was ready to take command. The Bible tells us that God gave David success in all his ventures. Why? Because David was ready to submit to God.
    In the passage above, David is fleeing from Jerusalem after his son Absalom has usurped his throne. David could have been angry and railed at God for allowing this disaster. But he did not. Instead, he said "I am ready; let Him (God) do to me whatever seems good to Him."
    It seems like it did not matter to David which outcome God was going to bring about. He was ready to return to be king over the Israelites, or ready to stay in the wilderness, running from his enemy. In triumph or tragedy, David desire was God's will for his life. Like David, we need to be ready and willing to accept whatever God has planned for us.

Dear Father, Help me to be ready to submit my will to Yours.


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