14 Days of Devotion - Day 9: Where You Go, I Go

May 11th at sundown
Today is day 45 of counting the Omer
Today is day 45 out of Egypt

Today is day 45 of Messiah resurrected
Where You Go, I Go
2 Samuel 15:14-22
David’s Exodus from Jerusalem

14 Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us flee, or else none of us will escape from Absalom. Leave in haste or else he will overtake us quickly and bring disaster down on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”
15 Then the king’s officials said to the king, “Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever our lord the king chooses.”
16 So the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But the king left behind ten concubines to take care of the palace.
17 As the king went out and all the people after him, they paused at the last house.
18 All his servants passed on beside him: all the Cherethites, all the Pelethites and all the Gittites—600 men that had come after him from Gath—passed on before the king.
19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why should you also go with us? Go back and stay with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile from your own place.
20 Your arrival was only yesterday—should I make you wander around with us today, to go wherever I may go? Go back and take your kinsmen back with you. Kindness and truth be with you!”
21 But Ittai answered the king and said, “As Adonai lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in whatever place my lord the king will be, whether for death or for life, there also will your servant be.”
22 So David said to Ittai, “Go on and cross over.” So Ittai the Gittite passed on, with all his men and all the little children who were with him.
Reflect:
Ittai was a Philistine from Gath, the same city that the king’s famous adversary Goliath called home. Instead of taking David’s offer to break off from the exiles, he made an intentional decision to follow him regardless of the the consequences.  

Likewise for us, there are times in our lives where we need to follow where Yeshua leads us even when we are personally put at a disadvantage. This level of obedience might be difficult, but in the end will result in deeper intimacy with God and a greater sense of His plans for our lives. Is there an area where God is stirring you to follow Him but because of the possible disadvantages you remain hesitant? Would following Him in this area force you to confront shortcomings, anxieties, or fears? If so, remember Ittai’s words along with the realization that God’s presence, blessing, and provision will be there as well!

Prayer:
Lord, help me to follow where You lead me and to release the fears, anxieties, or personal shortcomings that cause me to be hesitant and block me from following after You. I want to rest in Your good plans for my life.  
In Yeshua's name, amen.

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