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!


Melanie Loucks said…
Good Morning Anita and fellow readers!
June 7, 2021 1 Sam. 11-12
I'm excited to be on-track. Isn't 1 Samuel exciting!!?? I am finding so many lessons and messages to me personally as I read about those two great leaders; how they loved God but still failed Him. Then to see how God restored them each time. I was especially convicted when I read about Samuel on pg. 413 (Life Application Bible) and the 3 steps needed to truly listen and follow God's directions. Not to mention the advice to remember all that God has already done and is doing in my life every single day!
And let's all pray for each other every morning.
Thank you, Anita for bringing us together. Love to all, Melanie Loucks

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