Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Different Man with a Different heart

1 Samuel 10:9a-10b So it was when he had turned back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; then the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. 

The story of King Saul began with an amazing work of the Spirit of God in his life. One day Saul and his servant went out searching for the families lost donkeys. Their quest was  unsuccessful so they decided to seek the council of the local Seer named Samuel. Unbeknownst to Saul the Lord had already been speaking to Samuel about his arrival. Saul didn't know it, but he was to be the next king of Israel. When Samuel met Saul he shared a message that was unexpected and didn't make sense. He spoke of Saul being the desire of all Israel. Samuel alluded to a plan that God had for Saul's life. This meeting wasn't by accident it was a divine appointment. Samuel fed Saul, and anointed Saul and told him that the Spirit of God was about to come upon him. Saul was about to enter into a whole new chapter in his life. Sure enough when Saul departed, the words of Samuel came to pass. The Spirit of God came upon Saul and gave him a new heart and he began to prophecy. Saul had the power of the Spirit, and a gift from the Spirit. 
When the Spirit of the living God comes upon our lives He transforms us. He begins to change us and make us new. Maybe today you woke up and assumed it was going to be another ordinary day, but what if today is a turning point in your life. A day when the Spirit of God does a fresh work in your heart, followed by a new chapter to be written in your life. 

PRAYER: Lord today we ask that we would yield to the work of Your Spirit. We pray that our hearts would change and be more like Your heart. Father may the gifts of the Spirit flow forth from our lives. Lead us in whatever direction that will bring You the most glory. In Jesus Name AMEN!