Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 7-8
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Key Verse: 1 Samuel 8:5
…and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, may I be given grace every day to be content. You are my King, my absolute Monarch. I want to obey You in all things. I receive my instructions from You. I pray that I will steadfastly resist the pressures to conform to the world around me. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
For my personal devotions I’ve just read Romans 8:26-30 and also Romans 11:25-36/ Romans 12:1-2. The answer to the human problem of being faithful to God is here. It takes a positive and a negative charge to release electrical power. So it is with the release of the power of God in my life. Positive – “Be conformed to the image of His Son.” Negative – “Do not be conformed to this world.” Again I think of the electrical analogy. We have a built-in transformer. “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Not long ago, as I drove along Burnt Hills road just north of Kingston, an electrical storm was raging. Right in front of me I saw lightening hit a transformer which was up on a pole. Of course, everyone’s lights went out in the area, and power was not restored until the electrical crew arrived to make repairs. There is a storm raging all around, a storm that can knock out my connection to God’s power. I count on God’s power crew, the Word and the Spirit, to be on hand constantly to keep me in complete union with Him.
Yours for a constant flow, without interruption, of God’s power,
P.S. Romans 10:1 and 11:26 encourage us to pray with Paul that “Israel” “may be saved.” This is so very important for eternal salvation, but today we should apply our prayers to the nation of Israel. There is an election there!! Pray for God’s will to be done!!!