King David was a successful warrior even though he grew up herding sheep, skipping rocks and playing instruments. David didn’t attend military school. But he knew the one in charge, and because of that, he won his battles and his wars (see 1 Chronicles 18:1). A critical aspect of David’s military leadership and victory came through his awareness of and willingness to seek God’s guidance. In all of recorded Scripture, no one went to God more frequently than David. Again and again, he asked to know God’s will and God’s ways. And he always got the answers he needed.
In all of recorded Scripture, no one went to God more frequently than David.
As a result, David was strongly positioned to annihilate his enemies and redeem his people from certain death. David, who was a kingdom man after God’s own heart, understood the value of getting the guidance he needed, and he knew where it came from. He feared God, which enabled him to follow God more fully.
He feared God, which enabled him to follow God more fully.
Life is full of choices. The problem with many of our decisions is that we cannot see what’s around the bend. It’s like being on a highway that is twisting and turning, and you are unable to see around the next corner. You have to slow down because you don’t know where you’re going. Life is full of unknowns. But that’s why David prayed a prayer we should all pray: “Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.” (Psalm 25:4). That’s not just a sweet verse to say on Sunday. That’s a plea for a game plan.
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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