Friday, April 19, 2013

April 19 – 1 Samuel 28-31 & Psalms 18

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Psalm 17, 35, 54, & 63. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

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David and his men had been living with the enemy. When the enemy goes out to fight their king wants to make David and his men his personal body guard. However, his people are not keen on this idea. So he apologizes to David and sends him back to their city. When they return a group of Amalekites has raided and burned their town and mode off with their women, children, and possessions. David’s men want to stone him; however, he decided to seek God’s direction.

He has Abiathar the priest bring the ephod and from there he asks the Lord if he should go after the Amalekites. God responds with yes … how this all played out I have no idea, did God audibly talk with David? I have no clue. … God gave David and his men victory and they returned home with their wives, children, and their possessions.

When you need to make a decision do you invite God into the process? If we are being honest with ourselves most of the time we do not. Maybe we do better on the big decisions than we do on the little ones. Maybe it’s because we make so many little decisions each and every day. Maybe inviting him in into the process looks different than you think. Maybe it is an ongoing conversation you have with him. Maybe it’s making decisions based on your relationship with him like you make decisions based on the relationship you have with your spouse. Think about your process and the frequency with which you include God in it.

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