There is really only one way to live for God and that is laying it all out and going for it! Facing up to your past and dealing with it so that you can find your full potential. David committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged for her husband, Uriah, to be killed in battle. Like most sins, he did this in secrecy and God sent Nathan the prophet to confront David with his sin. Nathan does this with a clever tactic of a story about a rich man who stole a beloved sheep from a poor man. David’s response was angry; “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die!” (2 Samuel 12v5) and in one of the greatest ever “gotya’s”, Nathan says “You are that man!” (v7). David immediately realises his terrible sin and faces up to what God has to say, “I have sinned against the Lord.” (v13). Nathan tells David that the son born to him with Bathsheba will die and soon the child falls ill. David fasts and prays pleading with God for the child and spending the nights lying on the ground. Then he realises from the reaction of his servants that the child has died. Tragedy has struck as a result of his sin. David’s reaction is completely unexpected. He completely accepted his sin but once the child had died, David got up, accepted God’s judgement, put on a fresh set of clothes and immediately worshiped. Not only that he went and laid with his wife and out of that Solomon was born. The son who was loved by the Lord and would build the very dwelling place for the Name of God in a glorious temple. Solomon the son that would fulfil David’s destiny to create a place where God’s presence would dwell on earth. After facing up to his sins and dealing with them before God, he then put that behind him and walked straight into finding his destiny in the Lord. Until everyone of us faces into God with total openness and honesty we will never live a totally fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

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