“At the place where the road passes some sheepfolds, Saul went into a cave to relieve himself. But as it happened, David and his men were hiding farther back in that very cave!
“Now’s your opportunity!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today the LORD is telling you, ‘I will certainly put your enemy into your power, to do with as you wish.’” So David crept forward and cut off a piece of the hem of Saul’s robe.
But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this to my lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the LORD’s anointed one, for the LORD himself has chosen him.” So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul.”
- 1 Samuel 24:3-7
I hear people say all the time "God doesn't care about the little details of your life" and while it is true that we can sometimes get paralyzed by over analyzing things, the opposite is more often the case - we react on gut instinct and then wonder why things turned out so rough in the aftermath! Every "good" opportunity is not necessarily a GOD opportunity! Ever notice how we think "an open door must be one the Lord has opened for me"? Besides the awkward setting of this story of Saul and David (talk about your awkward bathroom moment!) the bigger point here is that David had the presence of mind to recognize that just b/c you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD.
Really short and to the point today but just stop and ask yourself: "Is the choice I'm about to make something that will honor God?"
what is "spark"?
Its a small thing - like the flash on a spark plug that hopefully ignites something bigger to propel you forward.