David inquired of God, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will You give them into my hand?" Then the LORD said to him, "Go up, for I will give them into your hand."
1 Chronicles 14:10
Four simple words: David inquired of God. It's easy to take those words for granted, to even overlook them as we study the life of the king called "a man after God's own heart." Yet that phrase speaks of David's humility and dependence upon the Lord. Before moving forward in battle, he prayed and waited for God's response. What a great example David is for us. Before facing the spiritual battles in front of us, we first must pray. And then wait for God's direction. So simple, yet so easy to forget.