May 11

1 Samuel 10:1-11:15; John 6:43-71; Psalm 107:1-43; Proverbs 15:1-3

The power behind the throne is a man of God! Samuel, though he was getting old, was still the King’s connection to God and God’s plan. Though Saul was now the King, Samuel told him step by step what was to happen and how he was to go about being king.

The first thing Saul received was a new heart! Prior to his elevation to the throne, he was focused on his personal agenda. God gave him a heart to lead His people and to care for God’s sheep. Saul was positioned to succeed as King over God’s people. As long as Saul followed God’s mandates and directions, he prospered. When he departed from God’s ways, trouble arose.

God’s plan is the same for each of us as we rule as kings and queens on the earth. He has given you a man (or woman) of God to speak His Word into your life so that you stay on course with His purposes. Each believer needs a prophet to speak into his or her life. Respect this gift in your life because it will help guide you as you pursue God’s purposes for your life!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 12:1-13:23; John 7:1-30; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 15:4

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