Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 16 (day five) 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
It was a momentous occasion. Anointed to be king! As the oil rushes over David’s head, the Spirit of God rushes on him. What comes next? Robe and crown fittings? Elite leadership training? No. Samuel goes back to Ramah and David returns to tending the sheep. David must wait and trust in God’s timing. And we know that God used the time in the pasture as preparation for David’s future. Skills to be learned. Attitudes to be formed. Character to be developed. God uses our regular everyday routines and tasks to prepare us for His planned future. School, singleness, marriage, parenting, and work (just to name a few) are all “pastures” that the Lord will send us to and through to develop character, patience, integrity, discipline, devotion, and servanthood. If God is developing those things in us, what could God’s future plan look like?