So the Philistines came and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. Then David inquired of the Lord: “should I go to war against the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” the Lord replied to David, “Go, for I will certainly hand the Philistines over to you”

22 The Philistines came up again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, “DO not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees.

II Samuel 5: 18, 19, 22 & 23

When I come up against a challenge I have encountered before and overcame, it is soo easy to want to apply the same mechanics to overcoming it. I am learning, that with my Father, HE delights in fresh and varied answers.

Just as each day brings new mercies, new grace, so does He delight to give us fresh answers to challenges irrespective of if they have been overcome before. To get this I need to stay fresh…totally depending on Him for everything – leading, ideas, inspiration, soft answer, gold apples in settings of silver etc.

Help! For it is so easy to assume I would do as I have done before and miss it big time…

So I would keep asking and working with each fresh carried answer daily.

© Itse Tosan July 7th 2012