Monday, April 10, 2006

1 Samuel 8-10; 2 Corinthians 10

This morning as I was reading I caught a glimpse of God's broken heart or what I wonder at perhaps He must feel in this moment.....1 Samuel 8: 6 When Samuel heard their demand--"Give us a king to rule us!"-he was crushed. How awful! Samuel prayed to GOD. ... 7 GOD answered Samuel, "Go ahead and do what they're asking. They are not rejecting you. They've rejected me as their King. 8 From the day I brought them out of Egypt until this very day they've been behaving like this, leaving me for other gods. And now they're doing it to you. 9 So let them have their own way. But warn them of what they're in for. Tell them the way kings operate, just what they're likely to get from a king."

I have chosen my whole life 'other' rulers for my life. And they all have let me down. In the moments of my choosing the 'other' I have broken His heart as well...??...The God of the universe wants me to choose Him as my King, as the Lord of my life and that I don't breaks his heart. That's just weird and yet true....??...Wow what an amazing God......

6 comments:

jel said...

Yes HE is!

and thank you for writting this post! :)


have a great day

Paula said...

What an amazing God He is indeed!!!!

Blessings,

Sarah said...

Yes, He is the Great I AM. And give thanks to Him that like the Jeremy Camp song, He will always take us back. Amen.

So I Go said...

amen to that. yes, a lot of "big men," for me, turned out to be not so big afterall.

one Jesus. one God. that about sums it up, huh?

Sue said...

Hits home. Thank you for posting these thoughts.

Gary Means said...

His gracious love is so amazing. I foolishly turn to lesser gods every day, even when He whispers in my heart, gently asking me to turn to Him. And then I shun Him, only to turn to Him in grief moments or hours later. Seventy-times-seven indeed. That was used up the first few days.

Yet every time I turn to Him, He awaits with arms open wide, with delight. He longs to embrace me, to be my strength, to use my failures to transform me. He is so incredibly patient. Yet, the evidence is there. He loves me. His love has endured my pig-headed recalcitrance, my foolishness.

I think the one way He redeems my failures is by using them to show me the depth of my need for HIs grace. I believe it is only as my heart is drawn to Him out of gratitude that I can really hear His whispers of love.