1Samuel 11:6, When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger.
There we are, the first Saul’s task as a king. Saul got the strength from God and guide Israel, as God planned and the Israelite’s enemies fall.
There is only one way to have the power of the Spirit of God in us, and it is truly believing that Jesus Christ, son of God, came to earth to be the living sacrifice to reconnect us with God.
Once we believe and accept this true in our lives, start a new beginning, a long and beautiful process of restoration and sanctification, peace and strength. A path the brings joy and peace.
May you have this divine appointment with Jesus today,
Have a wonderful day,
The last four chapters so far we learn some lesson for life.
Prayer that comes from the heart is what pleases God
Praises to the Lord and exalt Him should be daily in our lives.
Surrender to the Lord, and listening his voice.
Don’t manipulate God.
The Philistines has captured the ark. The Lord caused unpleasant things to happen to the Philistines so that they would return the Ark.
We truly should not worry about anything because God has it handled, even when it seems impossible. In times of trouble let us stay focused on God when we feel inclined to worry. Let us trust in Him.
Have a wonderful day,
1 Samuel 4:3 “When the soldiers returned to camp, the elders of Israel asked, “Why did the Lord bring defeat on us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Shiloh, so that he may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.”
The Israelites think they nee the ark to be with them for God to intercede. and we will see in the next chapters the consequences of this manipulation.
So many times in our life we try to manipulate God. In a way this show no faith and an attempt to control God. Neither of them we should do.
Sometimes I see myself trying to manipulate a situation because of fear and that is not what I should do.
Sometimes God says NO and we have to trust Him to know better than we do in ALL situations.
I pray today that God gives peace to accept his way and joy to celebrate that He is the Almighty God and knows what is the best for our lives.
God Bless your day!!
Good Morning Friends,
The book of 1 Samuel chapter 1
Verse 13 “As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard.”
Hannah did not cry out loud, she didn’t make a dramatic scene. In fact, she never said a word out loud. She spoke from her heart. She knew that God could hear it there. She has FAITH and TRUST that God would hear the desires of her heart.
I pray that our FAITH will be so strong that in times of need we will face the difficulties and will cry before God and speak from our heart, He hears us, we TRUST on an Almighty God who loves and cares about us.
The book of Mattew chapter 9 verses 27-29, tell us that two blind men followed Jesus asking for mercy, Jesus asked: Do you believe that I am able to do this? “Yes, Lord” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said: ” According to your faith will it be done to you.”
Imagine if they didn’t have faith?
Imagine if we don’t have faith…
And remember, today is a God’s day,
It is so good to be back to the Momentos Blog!
And let’s start with the book of 1 Samuel.
The book of 1 Samuel is about the lives of Samuel, Saul and David. As the book of Judges ends, we find there was no king in Israel and everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes. Israel was at a spiritual low point, as their priesthood and judges were corrupt.
Israel desired to be like the other nations and so they demanded to have a King. So God gave Israel what they wanted and Samuel anointed Saul as King. Through a series of bad choices and disobedience of God’s will, Saul ended up rejected by God. A new king was chosen, David, a man after God’s own heart. After David defeated a giant named Goliath, Saul grew jealous of David and sought to kill him.
While David was on the run from Saul, twice he had the opportunity to take Saul’s life but instead he honored the king. In the end, Saul tragically died while on the battlefield fighting the Philistines.
Author: Unknown; some possible writers are Nathan and Gad
Date: about 930BC
Key Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
- The days of Samuel before the monarchy (1-7)
- Israel demands a king and the Monarchy begins (8-12)
- The reign and rejection of King Saul (13-15)
- The fall of Saul and the rise of David (16-31)
Hi, my name is Luci, I will post here a devotional; a small text to make us think and reflect on the chapter we will be reading. My prayer is that God will inspire us, talk and guide us during this journey. Continue reading “Back to the Chair Time”
Mark 7:15 There is nothing outside of a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile them.
Jesus is talking to his disciples about the importance of a pure heart.
This passage reminds me that I don’t need to worry about what I put INTO my mouth as much as I should be concerned about what comes OUT of it.
I need to guard my heart with the word of God, and ask God to renew and change me so that my heart doesn’t hold or release evil but righteousness as Christ did.
Have a Wonderful Day
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Mark 6:31 “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
In this chapter we see the intensity of the work of Jesus and his disciples at this time the crowds came out to meet them, many were healed.
There were a lot of people to the point they do not have time to eat.
They returned, met with Jesus, reported the events, everything that was done and taught and together with Jesus, went to a quiet place to rest.
A good leader instructs and guides but also a good leader is present, supporting and transmitting security and confidence. Jesus was there, listen to them, to instruct them and care about them.
Reflection and solitude with our God gives us inspiration and restores our strength. The certainty that He is with us every day of our life should make all the difference. The time with God is an essential part of what is called relationship with God.