And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them?

And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.

 I Samuel 30:8



What Lies Ahead


On the second day of January of this New Year, I noticed field after field of green green grass on a back road I was riding on. The fields of green made me almost believe for a moment that it was summer. Noticing the brown dead trees surrounding the green living grass brought me back to the reality that icy winter had arrived stealing away the warm sunny days which once were mine.


Actually, the green grass is a special grass planted by the farmers who work in these fields. It keeps the soil healthy and ready for spring planting. I wished I had some of the green grass growing at my house and wondered what it would be like if everyone could plant the grass and make winter look almost like summer everywhere. Hmmm, don't think that will happen this winter. So, for now, the grass truly is greener on the other side, but green grass growing everywhere even in winter is a real possibility I suppose.


This week in the dead of winter we have entered into a new gateway with thousands of new possibilities ahead of us. We have four seasons - twelve months, three hundred and sixty-five days to find all these new possibilities around every corner with every single step we take. We can sit and wait for all the opportunities and possibilities to come to us, or we can get up and actively pursue them. The choice is ours as individuals.


David was a pursuer. He didn't wait for opportunities to fall in his lap. He went after them. He asked God's advice and God told him to actively pursue and recover things that were rightfully his. May we all be Davids this year. In all seasons of your life, be preparing for the next by planting new things you hope to have one day. If the grass appears to be greener on the other side, plant some green grass on your side.


Work to recover things you have lost.

Go after what is yours.