S – I Samuel 31:6-7
“So Saul, his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men died together that same day. And when the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were on the other side of the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.”
O – What a sad end to Saul’s life. He spent the majority of his adult life trying to change the future and being full of anger and vengeance. It ruined his life, his family’s life, and his kingdoms.
A – Anger is a tool of satan and we need to make sure that it does not take root in our lives. For once it takes hold it is fierce and hard to get rid of. Keep God close and pray for Him to open your eyes to any anger that is in you. Forgive and let it go!
P – Father, help me to never let this kind of anger take root in my life. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me and let it go. ~Amen
Did you set any reading goals for the year? How are they going? Are you finding the time to read each day. Reading is very important to so many different reasons:
*Closer Relationship with God
My Reading Goals
So when I set my reading goals for this year, I am thinking that I really did not know what I was getting myself into. I have read 100 books in a year, but that was a few years ago, and ONLY once! This year my goal is to read 72 books, which is 6 books each month. I needed to break it down a little more. I am trying to read at least 10 pages in each book that I am reading, each week. This may not seem like a lot, but I am currently in the middle of 15 books. I know, what in the world am I thinking? Usually I stick to one fiction book at a time, but I have so many that I want to read! I can keep up with quite a few non-fiction at a time. Some of them are devotionals, which are a little more long term reads.
So here is what I am reading this month!
What I am Reading this Week
Wow! I think that I will officially admit that I am a little crazy!
So what are your reading goals for the year? Do you have a book list? I have one for the year, you can read about it here.
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S – I Samuel 30:6
“Now David was realty distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
O – This is the kind of chapters that I love to read about David! Strong in faith, letting God lead, and asking for guidance. No fear, just faith.
A – This is how our walk with God should be:
- adversity comes
- we feel distressed
- we strengthen ourselves in the Lord our God
- we ask for direction and leading
- we step out in faith
- God works it out!
K – Oh Father, help me to follow David’s example when adversity strikes!
If you have been following my site for any length of time I am sure that you know that we are getting ready to make some very large changes. Changes that I am so happy and excited about. We are now one step closer! JP had finished the work on the camper and had stationed it out at the land! I am one very happy woman! Read more
S – I Samuel 29: 6-7
“Then Achish called David and said to him, ‘Surely, as the Lord lives, you have been upright…Nevertheless the lords do not favor you. Therefore return now, and go in peace, that you may not displease the lord’s of the philistines.”
O – In the last chapter it seemed to me that David was raiding lands and not telling Achish. Actually, he was lying about it. I am not sure where these lands were, or who they belonged to. I have a feeling that during this war he would have somehow switched sides. But maybe he knew he would have to fight the Israelites and this is how God saved him from doing that.
A – If we humbly bring our problems before God, He can help us. No matter how much of a sticky situation we are in, He can give us an out.
P – God whenever I am stuck, not matter how big or small, help me to turn to you first. Give me wisdom and strength and give me a way out. ~Amen