Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Distracted

Saul is pursuing David in 1 Samuel 23.  His pursuit is not because David has threatened him but out of jealousy.  He is hot on David’s trail when he gets word that the real enemy, the Philistines, are raiding their land.  At that point, Saul turns back to home to deal with the enemy.  As I read that, I thought that sounds like what happens in many churches.  There is jealousy and fighting in the ranks of the church while satan is plundering the church.  If we are going to make an impact for our king, we must keep our focus on defeating satan. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

God's Call

Listen to what Samuel tells Saul in 1 Samuel 10:6-7.  The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you. Talk about a total makeover.  He is calling Saul to be king and equipping him to be king by giving him the Holy Spirit.  God calls us to be His witnesses and then equips us with that same Holy Spirit in Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."