1 Samual 1-12 - Serve Him with your whole heart!
Wow! Only one week into the summer reading and we have already read 12 chapters!!
Some people think that the Old Testament is full of stories, without much practical application for today. I just don't see it that way!! I got a lot of practical tid bits out of the reading this week that were good reminders for me on how to live my life in a God honoring way.
One major theme I pulled out of the reading was to ask myself, who do I have as king of my life? God wanted Israel to keep Him as their king, but they chose to have a human king instead.
God is asking me the same question of me. "Who do you want to have charge over your life? Me, you or someone else? If you chose me, then serve me with all your heart" (12:20)
If I am serving myself with all me heart, I have chosen to make myself king of my life! That's like choosing to have Saul as my king.
I know I want Jesus as my king, (especially since I know how all this ends, from my recent reading in Revelation)! So, if I truly believe that and want that, I need to live like that!
Lord, show me how to serve you with all my heart!
How about you? What did you get out of the reading this week? I would love to hear!