We read this classic chapter on partial obedience and shake our heads at King Saul. But perhaps we should ask ourselves… Where has God called us to utterly root out the sin in our lives and in our hearts . . . and we have not fully obeyed?
You may not know what God will do or how He will do it, but know that He is able. When He gives you that next step of faith…..DO THE THING.
When I think about the book of First Samuel and a fearless, faith-filled attitude, David comes to mind. But this chapter is all Jonathan—his faith and trust in God are inspiring.
What I’m learning… When God gives you a dream, it often means cultivating new habits…..and fresh faith!
Chapter 12 is a sobering reminder that in the midst of great blessing, our hearts can still be far from God. The prophet Samuel tells the people of Israel—and us—where true prosperity lay—“If you will fear the LORD and serve Him, and listen to His voice . . .” (1 Samuel 12:14).
Sharing the new venture God laid on my heart. Has He put a dream in your heart? Do you struggle with doubts, frustration, the waiting, whether you’re hearing….? Join me on YouTube as I chronicle steps of faith. Let’s walk it out together!
When besieged by the enemy, men of Israel said they would give themselves up, “if there is no one to deliver us” ( 1 Samuel 11:3)—despite the many times God had delivered them. When challenged by life’s circumstances, are you shaky about whether God can help? Or are you fully persuaded as to who He is and what He is able to do?
I love the parallels we can draw between the Old Testament and the New Testament. In First Samuel 10, something remarkable happens—the Spirit of the living God comes mightily upon Saul, and he is changed. Yet, as amazing as that is, life in Christ is more powerful.