trying to make this all work…

here I am again…
sitting at my computer trying to figure out what words need to be typed out.

I start to over think things
have I done to may faith posts, craft posts, sponsor posts?

now it’s time to take a deep breath.

and remember this blog is about Jesus, what he is saying in my life.
Today in church our sermon was on 1 Samuel 9-11
It was about Saul becoming the king.

In chapter 9 Saul showed a lot of insecurities.

  • he seemed to be a follower
  • spiritually disengaged
  • wrong view of how God worked
  • glass 1/2 empty kind of guy
When i looked at this list I saw so much of myself in it. 
in my life, my blogging, my business.

  • what’s everyone else writing about, what are the latest handmade jewelry trends, 
  • i am missing the blessings of the words around me #shereadstruth (on instagram)
  • I keep trying to use my works to please God
  • I feel like things are never getting better, just more complicated
and then I see the change in chapter 10 that happens to Saul.

God changed Saul.
God changed Saul’s heart. 

1 Samuel 10:6-9

 The SpiritR)’> into a different person.  Once these signs are fulfilled, do whateverT)’> finds to do, for God is withV)’> I will surely come down to you to sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, but you must wait sevenX)’> Saul’s heart, and all these signsZ)’> that day
God did not want to fix Saul’s heart

he changed his heart… removed his heart of stone and gave him a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26

 I will give you a new heartB)’> and give you a heart of flesh.

Acts 1:8

 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;B)’> in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,A)’> of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger.

We see a Saul changed by God.

  • he is a leader
  • he is decisive
  • he is a commander

God wants to make each of us a new person with a new heart.
When God gives us his Holy Spirit so we will have the qualifications to do anything.
We get to throw out all our insecurities because he is in us.
We can have an undivided heart

Ezekiel 11:19

 I will give them an undivided heartB)’> and give them a heart of flesh.

My prayer is that God will pour his Spirit into me, filling me and changing my heart. Helping my become secure in Him.

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