In my last post, I emphasized that Prayer is not just about the usual talking to God or asking that we all do. I am talking about pleading or begging for a cause, not for a short time but a continual or consistent, intentional act that draws the grace of God to move in a given direction.
David was known as a man after God’s heart. He loved God, and obviously, God loved him too.
David obeyed all the commandments of God, and he didn’t turn away from following God.
However, David still errs. David had sexual relations with another man’s wife. He went ahead to kill the husband of the woman after a futile effort to clear all traces.
I have often thought that if David, a man after God’s heart, can fall, most likely anyone can.
Nevertheless, David searched for God’s help again and again. He pleaded for mercy. Even the prophet, Nathan, prayed for him. He was very remorseful and acknowledged that he missed it.
David understood the importance of falling and the desperate need for grace. He sought it and found it. This type of action wasn’t an ordinary prayer. It is the pleading and crying to God I talked about earlier.
David would go-ahead to write a whole chapter of Psalms 51 dedicated to this encounter with God.
We need this today– to seek God desperately whether it’s convenient or not. As believers, we must seek God in the darkest moment of our lives. Christians must cry out to Him. Sin must not be allowed to create an unnecessary barrier. It must break! David didn’t wait till he feels right or feels good or until his senses say, ” now, you can approach God”
No, he went immediately after God. Demonstration of action like this is how to avert falling from grace. Never wait a second. Begin to seek God immediately you are down and plead your case for restoration.
If David can have it, so can you.
We will not miss it by God’s grace.