Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Saul was head and shoulders taller than anyone else around him. Saul had the stature of a king. But he didn't feel like it. Not on the inside, not in his heart. Other Saul his physical stature, but God was looking at his heart. The people wanted to King, but God wanted a heart.
So when the Spirit of God came upon Saul, the Scriptures tell us that that's what God did, he changed his heart. Now, Saul's part was simply to say yes to the changed heart, to this gift of life, to begin to see himself for who he now was. He was chosen, he was a leader. He was God's anointed king. But deep down, there were things that kept him from truly embracing who God said he was. He felt like an imposter. He hid in the baggage, fleeing from all of it. Saul couldn't see it. There was a part of him that worked against himself, and who he really was. He was tortured with internal contradictions. his life was marked by anguish. Things were always complicated for Saul.
But the life that Saul had been awakened to wasn't complicated. It was simple. It didn't require him to be tortured and anguished. It simply required him to say yes to God. Thank you, God. "I invite you to live your life through me today, God, whatever that life may entail." When a person does that, they begin to live like a king. It simply requires a yes to the new thing that God has done to the new heart. For a heart that would simply trust, a heart that would be free. God is offering all of us something very simple today, who you really are is hidden with God and Christ. You are who he says you are. You don't need to power up. You don't need to bluster or fake your way through to live up to the expectations of others. You can simply rest in him. You can say yes. And thank you. You can choose to believe, that's the prayer that I have for my own soul today. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. May be so.
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