Dedicated Living

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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 8:1-18

As we come into 2 Samuel 8, we get yet another example and lesson from David on what it looks like to be completely dedicated to living for God. David is a warrior set on conquering Israel's enemies and taking possession of their cities and lands, and God is with him. What was so prominent from this chapter was how David's actions and victories weren't about glorifying him--at all. Every action he took was for God and every item he acquired was dedicated to God, even when king Toi sent expensive gifts specifically for David (silver, gold and bronze). And David's dedication to God extended beyond handling material things to the people under his rule. As we come to the end of chapter 8 we're told, "David administered justice and equity to all his people" (vs. 15).

How does being dedicated to God impact you in areas like finances, work and/or family relationships? Think about living fully for God and what that should look like in our daily lives. Now think about your daily routine and practices. How do the two compare? None of us are perfect, so what are some areas or things that you need to work on? Tami

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David was dedicated to the Lord! Beautiful story of a victorious life obeying God.

God was preparing David when he was tending his Father's sheep and protected them from a bear and then a lion.
Now we see David as king protecting God's "sheep" Israel.

Yes, I am far from being perfect,although I have been good at dedicating my tithe and offering to the Lord and willing to give more,but that is not my problem.
I need to dedicate more of my time,thoughts and activities to the Lord. I need to be fully dedicated to the Lord and let the Holy Spirit guide my daily life concerning family relationships.
Being more dedicated to God gives me victory and joy overflowing in each situation in my life.

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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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