19 so David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”
The Lord answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.”
20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal Perazim. 21 The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.
22 Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; 23 so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees. 24 As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.” 25 So David did as the Lord commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.
David fought his battles the way God instructed him. First, he would ask if he should fight or not. Then, he would follow God’s instructions carefully even if it did not make sense to him. Next, he gave God the glory and the credit. How can you follow David’s example by acknowledging God’s help first? First, consider God’s will in your life and take time to think out loud with God. Then, read your Bible to learn how God thinks. Next, consult godly people in your life who know you and care for your wellbeing. Finally, make sure your thank God for your blessings and acknowledge his grace in your life.