There are many mornings when I don’t feel like reading Scripture. But almost inevitably, when I do, God smacks me upside the head with something
d. all of the above
I love our friend Mark Batterson’s line: “When you open your Bible God opens His mouth.”
Today it is one line from 1 Samuel 14:36 that God speaks to me.
Saul is passionate! Charging ahead! Wanting to knock off the Philistines (for God of course). And then this…
But the priest slowed them down. “Let’s find out what God thinks about this.”
I don’t like Saul, but I am so like Saul – Fire, ready, aim!
I needed this reminder today! I think of my “to do” list – so many plans, ideas… I stop when I read this verse and think also of Nehemiah who had the wise rhythm of prayer/action/prayer/action.
I take out my journal and pray through my plans,
God, what do YOU have to say about this…?
What are my motives in this thing…really? Will this honor You?
It’s one thing to ask, but shoot…then I have to pay attention, like for more than a minute. And I’m a little spiritually ADD.
Speak, Lord, for your servant is
listening. trying to listen.