Tuesday, June 8, 2021

1 Samuel 12:24 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

1 Samuel 12:24

Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you. 


I almost missed it!!! I tried to cheat myself out of a blessing last night, and boy, would I have been disappointed in myself. Yesterday, a fellow servant in Christ asked me to lead a Zoom meeting Bible Study in Pakistan – 7am their time, so midnight our time. Needless to say, I was not a fan about the time because “I” had a lot going on, “I” work all weekend, “l” have church today, “I” had a busy day yesterday!!!


You see the problem here??? My spirit wanted to do it, but my flesh and selfishness was winning yesterday, that’s for sure. Thankfully, I had some amazing people praying for me and encouraging me through it, and guess what? About 2 minutes into it, the children started singing a song about Jesus, and my heart melted and there was no place I would have rather been in the world!!! I instantly wrote, “Thank You, Father” at the top of my notes because I could feel the love of the Lord there and I knew that this class was just as much for them as for me!!!


Our God is so great like that; my prideful self thinks I’m doing Him a favor and He turns around and blesses me with it!!! He didn’t shame me for my selfishness, but rather forgave me and poured His love all over it, and on top of that, He blessed me by allowing me to share His Word half way across the world!!!


I challenge you today, tomorrow, or this week to inconvenience yourself for the Lord and watch how He responds. Getting to share with those children last night set the entire tone for my day today, and let me tell you, the tone is amazing and filled with Jesus!!!


Be encouraged and be encouraging!!! I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!




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