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DEVO 05.10.24

DEVO. 05.10.24

“Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew taller and grew in favor with the Lord and with the people.” (1 Samuel‬ ‭2‬:‭26‬ ‭NLT‬‬)


- Eli’s sons, who served at the Lord’s temple were sinning against the Lord and against the people.

- They were living immoral lives and Eli was giving them a warning.

- Verse 25 said, “Eli’s sons wouldn’t listen to their father, for the Lord was already planning to put them to death.”

- ‭‭Then verse 26 starts with “meanwhile”

- Even though Samuel was surrounded by 2 leaders who were living unholy & corrupt lives, Samuel was growing closer to the Lord.

- Samuel could have easily chosen to live like Eli’s sons and follow right along with their example but he chose to know the Lord and get close to Him.

- It was a choice!

- We all have a choice of what our “meanwhile story” is going to be.

- When everyone around you is cursing the name of God, what does your “meanwhile story” say?

- When everyone around you is gossiping and criticizing those in leadership, what is you “meanwhile” story?

- When everyone around you is living in fear, what is your “meanwhile”?

- You have the ability to write your own story.

- Would it be written, “Meanwhile, Don lived in faith and trusted in God”?

- Would it say, “Meanwhile, Don Honored the name of Jesus and held his name in high regard”?

- Would it say, “Meanwhile, Don blessed those around him instead of cursing and because of those words the favor of God was upon all of them”?

- Today, you have a choice to live out your “meanwhile story”

- Make the choice to draw close to God and live under “the shelter of the Most High” as Psalm 91 says!

- Let your “Meanwhile” say that you chose to grow in favor with the Lord!

- Let your present day be shaped by the time you spend abiding in His presence.

- Disregard how everyone around you is living, acting and talking!

- Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

- ‭‭Let this be your Meanwhile story!

- Have a great Weekend!

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