I love the first chapter of Samuel for many reasons.
- the story of Hannah begging the Lord for a child
- the story of Eli and his lack of parenting skills
- the story of Samuel and his heart after the Lord
- the story of Saul
- the story of David
- the story of Jonathan
- the story of Goliath
…all interwoven together throughout Samuel, chapter 1.
In Chapter 16, Samuel is grieving over Saul’s rejection as King. The Lord sent Samuel to appoint a new King. As Samuel is going to Bethlehem to find David, the Lord says, “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (vs 7).
The people you lead see your appearance, your preparation, your music, your leadership…. everything you do as you lead. Only God knows your heart.
Be sure that your lyrics line up with your heart, not just your worship set.
Take time this week to seek JESUS with ALL your heart.
Read I Samuel. (all 31 chapters)