Saturday, December 21, 2013

a new person

1 Samuel 10:6 At that time the Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them. You will be changed into a different person. 7 After these signs take place, do what must be done, for God is with you.
It is fascinating to read the story of the first king of Israel. Samuel is the Lord's prophet and he has selected Saul, as directed by the Lord to become the king. But Saul needs to be prepared for the job! When first chosen he was hiding in some baggage and was like the cowardly lion of the Wizard of Oz. So Saul needs a "heart transplant" to make him into the new man that God has in mind.
1 Samuel 10:9 As Saul turned and started to leave, God gave him a new heart, and all Samuel's signs were fulfilled that day.
Perhaps we can say that before any of us can do what God wants us to do we need to become the person God needs us to be. That can only come with a transformation...a heart transplant. When we are made new inside by the Lord our steps will lead in new directions...the paths He has prepared for us to walk in!
Rob Smith

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