The Lord Only

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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 7:1-17

As Samuel becomes the judge over Israel, the people are in a poor state--spiritually speaking. Although they are God's chosen people, they aren't devoted to God and they certainly aren't wholly following or serving Him. But Samuel, being a godly leader, changes that through his calling of the entire nation to cast out their foreign gods and to "direct your heart to the Lord and serve him only..." (vs. 3). The people embrace Samuel's appeal, and in turn God responds, mightily delivering them from the Philistines and restoring the cities that had been taken from them. Quite a contrast to the scenario in 1 Samuel 4.

Would you say your heart is directed toward the Lord and that you are wholly serving Him? What sorts of things can pull your focus off of serving God? How do you guard against them? Tami

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Would you say your heart is directed toward the Lord and that you are wholly serving Him?

Yes, but I have to work on the wholly serving Him part!!

What sorts of things can pull your focus off of serving God?
Because of these distractions keeps my focus off giving my best to the Lord. Are these distraction or idols: news media,Facebook,,church,family,hobbies, and other things that keep me from doing what I should be doing for the Lord.
Good things in themselves,but they take time that need to be spent in prayer,reading my Bible, and praising Him.

How do you guard against them?

I must be more intentional in breaking these habits that keep me from putting the Lord first in my day.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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