1 samuel

Nothing can stop God’s Plan.

I Samuel 14:6 ” Come, let’s go over…nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or few”

I love Jonathan’s faith and his armor-bearer’s too in such an impossible situation. He trusted God when it mattered most.

Sometimes God put us in a scary situation to grow our faith and show His glory. May we all go where He leads us. Even when we are afraid, that is true active faith. We forget sometimes that nothing can stop God’s plan, nothing.

Have a wonderful day,

Luci

 

estudo

Full of Himself

Hi all,

God has his ways of drawing attention to him and I am very glad that I have obeyed and I am reading this book regularly during my “Chair Time”.
And we’re going to 1 Samuel 13

The verse I chose to meditate on is in 1 Samuel 13:13, “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you.”

Saul now king, used his authority to do what it is not his work to do, but for having the power as the King, he thought it would be okay to do something that was for the prophet Samuel to do. And his disobedience brought enormous consequences to his reign.

Why did not Saul wait for Samuel to come? Saul was experiencing the power of being the King, and full of power he found himself greater than all. Saul’s heart was full of himself.

Thinking today, and in my own life, how many times have I neglected people around me, in order to resolve the situation at that moment. Without looking around and assessing whether it is my job to do this or not.

God created us with gifts and talents, He enables and guides us, when our motivation is interrelated with that of our God we will have a heart according to the heart of God. But in the times when we act in instinct because we know how to do and we do much better than the others then it is time to evaluate our heart because surely our heart is full of ourselves.

We need to desire a heart after the heart of God. It is a trusting, a surrender that He knows everything and has control of all things.

And remember, today is a good day,

1 samuel · bible study

Distraction

1 Samuel 12:24 “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.”

Samuel is giving his instructions as he is getting old and his time is finishing.

I need to hear this today, remind to keep my focus on God, his plans and his Kingdom. In a time of trouble, we need to remember all He has done for us.

Distractions came from all over, in our days you get the notifications on your mobile and in a second you are bombarding with news, a point of views, social media war, the urgency in consume what we don’t need. We need to track our mind and tougths and bring it back to God, his Almighty power, and the great things he has done for us!

Be Blessed today,

Luci

1 samuel · bible study · estudo · faith · study

Strength, Do you want some?

Hi Friends,

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,

Luci

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 samuel · bible study

Stop hidden behind your baggage

Hi Friends,

1 Samuel 10 V.21 “… Finally Saul son of Kish was chosen. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.”

Saul had been given so many signs from God he Still tried to hide. But God called him out and he became king.

This made me think, how often is God placing you in a position and announcing your leadership, yet you hide? Scared that you are not capable of performing the task?

V22 “And the Lord said, Yes, he has hidden himself among the baggage.”

We often hide behind baggage as an excuse to justify our fears and weaknesses. excuses as  my past, my experience, my background.

But God knows where we’re hiding.

Dear friends, don’t be scary if God chose you He will guide and inspire you, don’t be afraid, God choose and enables his people for his on purpose and plans.

Have a wonderful day,

Luci

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Who is my King?

Hi Friends,

1 Samuel Chapter 8

Now Samuel grew old, it was time to appointed the Judge for Israel, but his sons did not walk in his ways, did not walk with God. The Israelites want a king, like the other nations, they rejected God as their King by forsaking God and serving others gods.

Do I choose to trust God? Do I serve Him? Is he my king? King Jesus, king culture, king self?
When we are about to make decisions, what are the criteria? Do I want to please God? Or I want what the others have?

Dear God, I pray ou will be with me and I will be with you all of the days of my life.
REIGN IN ME!

Have a GOD day!

 

 

1 samuel · bible study · mentoring

Humble Yourselves

1 Samuel Chapter 9 verse 21: But I am nor a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel? and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benajmin? why do you say such a thing to me?

Saul knows where he comes from and has this humble attitude in say it to Samuel.

When we humble ourselves we let all the glory goes to God who decides that even not been the best one He can use us. He can use anyone He chose. It is His people, it is his story. Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you,”.

The recognization of my limitations will give all the credits to God, the creator who has made everything with a purpose, James 4:10 “Humble yourselves to the Lord and He will lift you up.”

Many Blessings,
Luci,