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October 22 , 2008 - Devotional: I Know What You Said But...

"Now the Lord said to Samuel, 'How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel.
Fill your horn with oil, and go, I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided for Myself a king among his sons'.
And Samuel said, 'How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.'
But the Lord said, 'Take a heifer with you, and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the Lord'.'"
(1 Samuel 16:1-2)


When the Lord sends you He's already prepared the way. He has seen all the obstacles, anticipated all the is a done deal!

All it requires from us is faith - faith not in ourselves, or our circumstances, or our bank account, but faith in the Lord God Almighty.

God clearly told Samuel what to do - Stop mourning for Saul, get your jar of anointing oil and go to the family of Jesse whom I will show you who I have chosen to become Israel's next king.

Samuel and my response was, "But Saul will hear", or "If I tell them that God loves them they will reject me!" or "What if they won't listen?" or "My money won't make a difference, that person has lived on the streets for years."

You will notice a "BUT" on God's part in today's Scripture.."BUT the Lord said, 'take a heifer with you.'
.It may seem He wasn't listening to Samuel's concerns but on the contrary He didn't skip a beat in His plan to build Samuel's confidence in Him.

It was like He was saying, "Go, I've got it all under control, I love you, I won't forsake you, just trust me, I don't lie and I have a great plan for you, one specifically designed by Me tailor made for you."

God has a plan for you my friend, a plan drafted in love, a plan devised before the creation of the world. You're name is in the Title - You are the main character - You are in the credits of a love story, written, produced, directed and starred in by God.

Rejoice in the Lord Always!

Dario Ferko

RIBO JD Smith Insurance Brokers
105 West Beaver Creek Rd.
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1C6
Tel: 905-764-7868
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