David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the LORD come to me?” 2 Sam.6:9
David had a great plan to bring the ark, a wooden desk overlaid with
gold which signifies the presence of God with the children of Israel to
Jerusalem, the new capital city. In spite of his good intentions, there
was a breach in the procession which proved fatal. Unfortunately good
intentions aren’t good enough, certain procedures or rituals must be followed to the letter.
Now it was told King David, saying, “The LORD has blessed the house of
Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So
David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to
the City of David with gladness. 2Sam.6:12
Sometimes when an
attempt at a good gesture seem to have gone wrong, like the time you
tried to fast and pray but didn’t last long, an attempt at a healthier
lifestyle that was short lived. How about when you tried to give a gift
and it wasn’t accepted.
Similar to the sacrifice of Cain in the
bible, it’s not always a rejection of the act or your person; probably
you just needed one more element to add to your presentation. This is a
bit like unlatching a combination lock when you have 4 out of 5 codes.
The lock won’t open but it doesn’t mean your codes are wrong.
Don’t throw away your good intentions; you only need one more code to add and you’ll be home dry.
I see you mix your good intentions with good counsel, great attitude and perseverance; you will be successful in Jesus’ name