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And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand. —1 Chronicles 14:10

Soon after David had ascended the throne of Israel, the Philistines again attacked God's chosen nation. Before sending troops against the Philistines, King David asked the Lord for His will in the situation. David desired to know if he was commissioned from heaven to engage the enemy in battle, for the steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord (Psalm 37:23). David would not move until God first moved. Only when God said, "Act!" would David take action.

King David knew it was his destiny to purge the Philistines from the land, but he wanted assurance that God would go before him to give him the victory. David understood God's perfect timing.

Once you have God's Word—the Sword of the Spirit—on the matter, you can go into battle expecting to be victorious. Determine to acknowledge Him in all your ways. Be sure His hand is on whatever you set your hand to do, and you will have total victory throughout the year.

God, to You belong the battles of this day and every day.
I will not fight until You have sounded the trumpet for
battle. I will not move until You move. For in You and
Your perfect timing and will reside every victory
and glorious triumph. Amen.

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