October 30, 2008

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So have you been as impressed as I have with David in our 1 Samuel readings? In today's reading and through the weekend's readings, I'm amazed at how he responds and stays calm when he is in the middle of horrible circumstances. In Friday's reading, these simple words from David hit me "And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab 'Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me.'" 1 Samuel 22:2-3. There's no sign at all that David is questioning God, that he's stressed about what the future holds, that he's anxious. He just seems to roll with the punches and trust God. I don't know about you, but that's pretty amazing and can be hard to do.

Right now circumstances may seem kind of rocky. Just turn on the news and all you see and hear is doom and gloom reporting about the economy, the stock market, mortgage foreclosures. Uncertainty is abundant as we look around. So it's hard to not get sucked into feeling anxious, doubtful and scared. But we have something--actually Someone, who isn't surprised by anything that's happening. God is in control of it all, and in times like these, we most definitely need to hold tight to Him. So how are you doing right now? Have you been able to roll with the punches like David, or have you struggled some? My guess is if we're honest, we've all struggled at some point. So let us know what's going on with you and, if you need it, tell us how we can pray for you. Tami W.

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I have been a part of P4 since the summer and I have really gotten into the routine of coffee and P4 each morning and I love it!
As for the reading, I am really engaged in the story of Saul and David and I agree...I want to keep reading! But, duties call and it is time to head off to work. I feel more connected to God consistently reading and learning and asking the how does this apply to me questions from P4. Thank you for helping me walk with the Lord! Diana

I watch back to the bible every morning while getting my five year old ready for school. I am so thankful for this ministry. Yes, I have also struggled with things that are going on in our economy and in my personal life. After reading what David said about waiting to see what God will do has helped me to realize that God is faithful and He will do what is best for all of His children.

I am definitely going through struggles but Praise God, He is hammering Trust Him in my head! I'd love prayer for a special relationship and my job and my health.
Thanks

Yes! I have loved looking at David's example and learning from him too. His faith seems just unshakable. I sort of wonder, does he feel as calm as he acts? But then our actions are really what define us, I guess. I don't feel incredibly calm right now financially speaking, with a college student and three other children at home, but I've been in tough times before and God has always come through, so I'm relying on His faithfulness. Hopefully my behavior is telling people I trust God for everything.

Hi, I'm from Jamaica and I'm going through a rough time with my job and my finances. I find it difficult to be as calm as David because i've turned away from GOD for some time now...Pray for me to find back that peace with him...Then and only then will i be able to stay calm in the midst of the storm...

Sarah, Maurice and others,
Just wanted you to know that I've got your prayer requests and my morning prayer group will be praying for you all as we start our work week. Thanks for blogging. I love hearing from each of you and consider it a privilege to pray for you. Have a great weekend! Tami W.

Hi;

Reading about David and Saul is very interesting. It is wonderful to see how God works out each circumstance regarding both David and Saul. David teaches us to trust and Saul shows us what to watch out for from people who don't seek the Lord.

I am struggling with an unsaved husband and step-son, who is 37 and living with us at the time. Plus, my husband is looking for another job which means another move in less than a year. I am feeling very overwhelmed and desiring to be more like David.

I know in my heart the Lord is with me and hears my prayers. He will also bring me through this time, by reading His word, praying, sharing, and helping to carry the burdens of others.

Praise God for this wonderful ministry and for all He is doing with each one involved.

I am truly grateful for P4. It has truly changed my life. I find it very challenging in my reading and it makes me think...sometimes overthink, but still challenging. If we don't ask questions, we fall into just reading "words". I work in retail, and things are tough there as well. When the whole mantra is to compare to Last Year...well, there is no digging out from under. But in my readings and through my growth, I find it easier to trust God. I am no where near where I want to be, but isn't that what "growth" is about? I've learned to appreciate more my family around me and the team I work with. Thank you again.

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