Day 108: 1 Samuel 24-26; Luke 16:14-31; Day 10 Prayer Journey

Do you ever get the sense that God is trying to get your attention about something that matters to Him and to you and to the Church? If you listened to Rev. Jim Hughes' sermon on Sunday, you were reminded of it when you read today's Prayer Journal devotional. "Without vision, the people throw off restraint." We do need a fresh vision! So, Kevin Jack, the devotion writer, challenges us: "Ask God for calling. Pray for clarity, for revelation. And pray for patience to await the appointed time."  His prayer is worth praying again. Note that his vision is ultimately Jesus...Who is a 'lamp to our feet and the light to our path.'

It struck me in our Old Testament reading today that David was an example of vision, of waiting on God and not listening to the counsel of men first. He clearly could have taken the throne prematurely, but he remembered that we cannot interfere with God's plan. Even his words to Saul tell us that God was David's vision and security: "Just as I considered your life valuable today, so may the Lord consider my life valuable and rescue me from all trouble." (1 Samuel 26:24, CSB). David trusted God, and God cared for him and led him forward in great vision that has impacted our lives through his Descendent, the King of kings, Jesus. "Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart. Naught be all else to me save that Thou art!"

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