Others-focused

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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 23:1-14

Even as he is running for his life and his circumstances are tumultuous, David is concerned about the welfare of others. So when he receives word that the city of Keilah is being attacked and raided by the Philistines, his immediate response is to help. He absolutely knows that taking this action will likely put him and his men at risk, but after seeking God's direction and receiving a thumbs up response, he willingly and quickly moves into action.

This passage provides a good reminder that one of the best things we can do when we're stressed and struggling is to help others in need. Why? Because it takes our focus off of ourselves--just as the Bible says (see Philippians 2:1-7). Serving others has a calming and healing effect on us.

When was the last time you reached out to help someone else? When you've taken action to help someone in need, how has it impacted your attitude, thinking and demeanor? Who do you know (in your neighborhood, at church, at work or at school) who needs help? Let's focus on people around us in need this week, and then take action! Tami

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Tami was a great lesson on Others-focused!
David is a beautiful example of this( others-focused) as he sought the Lord,then he sprang into action to help those in Keilah even when Saul is seeking his life!

May I be more focused on people around me who have a need. I find that when I seek the Lord and obey Him gives me joy overflowing!
May I be used to please Him today and everyday!

Thanks for being a blessing, Tami!

Sorry that I did not receive my June 29,2018 blog lesson from Tami Weissert today.

Thanks

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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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