Patiently In Step

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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 24:1-22

David was seemingly presented with the perfect opportunity to take Saul's life, and in so doing, put himself in the position to become the king of Israel. His men even urged him to take this action. I can imagine how tempting that thought must have been. But as soon as David begins to move in this direction, he realizes that his feelings about harming Saul are just his human emotions, and that killing Saul is not the plan God has for him. So instead of taking Saul's life, David humbly and respectfully confronts Saul, and then steps back to wait on the Lord's timing.

I was thankful for David's example, because being patient and waiting for God are areas in which I struggle. And this reminder through David was particularly timely today, as I am in one of those waiting situations and resisting the temptation to push forward in my timing. Thank you, God, for providing the exact message I needed today!

Do you find it difficult to wait for God to respond or move in a situation? What lesson stood out to you most about patience, waiting, listening for God's direction or something else from David's example today? Tami

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Do you find it difficult to wait for God to respond or move in a situation?

Yes, when I take my eyes off the Lord and think that I know "best" besides I am tired of waiting..which seems to become a "weight" that I seem to struggle with because I am too proud to let God take control and do it BEST with excellent timing!

I wish, every time that I have waited on the Lord that I would bring to mind the promise in They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength .... Isa 40:31 As we lean on the Lord we have a binding taking place that helps us to wait upon Him like we see David doing as he waits on the Lord.

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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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