TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:20-23, Acts 13:32-34
We are told in 2 Samuel 12:20-23, “So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate. Then his servants said to him, ‘What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.’ And he said, ‘While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, “Who can tell whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?” But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.’” David realized that he couldn’t change what was already past. The past was over and the season had now changed. Despite everything David did, he moved forward by arising from the ground, washing, anointing himself, changing clothes and reconnecting with God. These were his steps to a new beginning! These were the steps to resume his life and ministry through the Blood of the covenant! It is essential that we comprehend, internalize and integrate these restorative steps. A fearless walk demands a restoration process! King David pioneered a process here. If we don’t understand how to reconnect with God and receive the cleansing impartation of the Blood, we can become stranded. King David got it and we can get it too. He partook of his covenant of Sure Mercy. Jesus guaranteed that same covenant to us in Acts 13:32-34. It is as much ours as it was King David’s. He stood on it and he believed it. God honored David’s process by restoring him completely. Now isn’t it time we accept our purpose, our giftings and our call? Isn’t it time we fully believe and stand on the cleansing impartation of the Blood? Let’s do it, in Jesus’ name!