A Month of Recovery
Last week as I sought the Lord about the month we have just entered, He spoke a few, profound words to me. He said, “This will be a month of recovery.”
I pondered on this word for a few days – and I did some research. Although we often think of them the same, recovery and restoration are not always the same. For instance, in 1 Samuel 30, God did not restore what the enemy had stolen from David – David had to recover it. We see in verse 8 the first thing David did.
He inquired of the Lord.
So, David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? “And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
Inquiring of the Lord is extremely vital this month. Be careful not to make decisions without first consulting the Lord. Seek God for a plan. What worked last year may not work this year. Seek the face of God, get your answer, and then move forward in faith.
Verse 17-20 tells us the next step David took; Then David attacked them from twilight until the evening of the next day. Not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled. So, David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil, or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all. Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, “This is David’s spoil.”
God’s Word to David was to pursue.
The word pursue means to run swiftly after to catch it. This is where we see the difference in restore and recover. When God restores, it is something He does for us, we don’t usually have to take action – but when recovery is involved there is a deliberate action on OUR part. David had to run after his enemy until he caught up with him and then take all his stuff back.
If David had not pursued – he would not have recovered. It is the same with us today. If we do not pursue, what God is leading us to pursue, we will not recover anything.
Recovery demands an action.
We see this truth in the life of David in 1 Samuel 30 and we see it again in the New Testament.
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:18)
Before we see the sick recover, we must first lay hands on them. Action on our part is vital.
A MONTH OF RECOVERY
God is saying this month is a month of recovery. Therefore, He is saying, we have a part to play.
Have you experienced the enemy stealing from you in the past? Finances, health, family, kids, jobs, or even your peace? If so, it is time to recover. Remember, David recovered all – there was nothing lacking with him and his family. He plundered the enemy. He took the spoils. We can to.
If this resonates with you today – it is time to recover all. Pursue all that was stolen from you, chase after it until you find it and when you find it, take it back. God is giving us the grace to recover this month. May we all recover every single thing that belongs to or ever did belong to us. This is my prayer for you today.
Thank you for being such a faithful partner – it means more to me than words can say. This month, as you sow your seed, sow it toward recovery. Sow it to recover ALL in Jesus name. And know that we are in perfect agreement with you and will be praying that you recover all throughout the month of March. Together, we will see this Word come to pass.