Day 104: 1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 14:25-35; Day 6 Prayer Journey

It may be cliché, but the heart of the matter is truly a matter of the heart. It did not take the humble Saul very long to become proud. It was not long before he was performing the duties of the priestly judge, Samuel, making himself the law of the Lord, and erecting a monument to himself (1 Samuel 15:12). The proud heart is hard and deadly. God's heart was sad! But, God had a plan, and it included a 'man after His own heart.' When God looked on the heart of the ruddy shepherd boy, He was pleased (1 Samuel 16:7, 12). Yes, I know that David was much less than perfect, but if you want to see the heart-difference, read Psalm self-erected monuments of self there! Instead, "Create in me a clean heart...and renew a right spirit in me...O LORD, my God...don't banish me, but restore my joy as You fill me with (don't take away) Your Holy Spirit." (Psalm 51:10-12).

A heart for God...this is how ordinary people do extraordinary things for God (check out Day 6, Roberto Hodgson, Prayer Journal).

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