Aug 26, 2013

Monday SHINE......

Reading Plan for the week of 8/26-9/1:


  • Monday 8/26:  2 Samuel 5:17-6:23
  • Tuesday 8/27:  2 Samuel 7
  • Wednesday 8/28:  2 Samuel 8, 9
  • Thursday 8/29: 2 Samuel 10, 11
  • Friday 8/30: 2 Samuel 12:1-13:37
  • Saturday 8/3: 2 Samuel 13:38-14:33
  • Sunday 9/1: 2 Samuel 15:1-16:14

Good morning, SHINE girls! Sure hope your weekend was wonderful!

I cannot contain my excitement. I love 2 Samuel. Really, I do.

As I was driving home from my Mom's house this past Saturday, I found myself day-dreaming of David. I was twirling my hair as I drove, and dreaming of his heart for God. 

I came home and looked my sweet Lem in the face and said, "I think I'm in love. With David. From the Bible."

He replied: "Oh. David again. Here we go ."

It's not David's looks or his manly presence that attracts me to him. Nope. {'cause I haven't the faintest clue what he looked like. Nor do I care}

It's His love for God. His heart is hopelessly devoted to God. 

That's what I love. 

David was not perfect. By far.

Oh, but his faith, and his love for God.....was magnetic. It still is.
 
There's just something about a man that loves the Lord without abandon. A man that loves the Lord without a care in the world of what others around him think. 

For the past 2 years I have been praying a very specific prayer for my husband. One of the things that I pray  is that he will have a heart like David's. {this is a great prayer, girls--and Lem has a pretty amazing heart!}

The Bible says that David had a heart like "His". A heart like God's. 

22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him:
 ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;
 he will do everything I want him to do.'
Acts 13:22

What more could you ask for?

So, the truth is this: The thing that makes David so attractive and so irresistible.... is the Lord in him. 

It's the character of the Father. The Grace, the Love, the Boldness, the Strength of God that makes us love David so much.

Okay, I will quit rambling about David.  Let's move on to our memory verse. :)

Our Monday Memory Verse:


"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing Love,
 for I have put my trust in you."
Psalm 143:8


 Oh, and for the record--this Psalm was written by our very own David. He wrote it during the same time of history that we are reading right now in 2 Samuel. Don't you just love how God weaves all of this together for our yearning little hearts?

He's so faithful. 


putting my trust in Him,


jill


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