Different Times

By 22/03/2020 March 30th, 2020 From Nigel

We are living in days we haven’t experienced before, it’s change for us all. I never thought that I would be communicating to you all like this, it’s new and if I get bolder I will try that new fangled stuff like recording and video.

I felt God clearly speak to me about the life of David and I have been looking at the shepherd boy who became a king of whom God said

This is a man after My own heart” Acts 13:22; 1 Sam 13:14

We pick up the story in 1 Sam 15, Saul is King. The Lord spoke to his prophet Samuel

“I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments.” And Samuel was angry, and he cried to the LORD all night. 1 Samuel 15:11

Strong words. It was the King’s responsibility to carry out God’s word but he had not, he had only partly obeyed in his battle with the Amalekites.

He was head of the tribes of Israel and he had put the nation at risk.

The loss of a king, an unstable nation, a turning away from God. Everything was uncertain, and into change and uncertainty God speaks.

The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 1 Samuel 16:1

I love that God provides for himself a king. A great reminder that we are here for Him.

We can guarantee this, at uncertain times God will speak and that God has a plan.

Maybe we need to think that on the other side of uncertainty it will not look like it did in the past. We have an opportunity to put everything we know down. We are certainly learning to do church differently.

The soon to be King David will rule differently to Saul, it will be new and exciting days for the nation of Israel.  Church, we have something very thrilling to look forward to.

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  • Keith says:

    We each have a responsibility to HEAR God and OBEY Him FULLY.

    Our disobedience as individuals doesn’t only affect us.
    Our disobedience can result in God using someone else IN OUR PLACE – meaning we miss out on the blessing that comes from obeying Him.

    1 Sam 16.1. WHEN God initiates a new thing, we must be prepared to let go of the old, and embrace the new. It’s not about MY personal preferences.

    God DOES have a plan for us as a Church – but it may not look exactly like WE had originally envisioned.

    Now is the ideal opportunity for each of us to seek God and hear what He wants to say to Gateway Church Wrexham going forward.

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