The Other Side

We’ve seen David’s story over the past several weeks…now it’s time to turn back time a bit and see Saul’s side of the story.  While Saul’s story doesn’t end well like David’s story did, there is still a lot we can learn about our own walks with God as we Saul’s story come to it’s […]

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Finding Strength

David has been in a dark place for almost a year and a half.  He’s lost his identity, his purpose, his dependence on God.  He thinks he has hit rock bottom but, in truth, he’s not quite there yet.  In one of the final chapters of 1 Samuel, we see David finally hit the bottom […]

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Dark Places

We all love scrolling our favorite social media platform.  They’re usual full  of happy posts and pictures from our friends and family.  They can fill us with excitement and joy for those we love and care about.  However, unlike our social feeds, life is not always happy and joyful.  Many of us struggle with the […]

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An “Abbie-wich”

Most of us have probably found ourselves staring at a screen debating whether or not to hit “send.”  The message we’ve just written accurately, and quite passionately, describes how we feel.  Yet in our hearts, we know hitting “send” is not what is best.  While the message accurately describes how we feel, it also returns […]

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The Lord’s Anointed

Not once, but two different times David faced the great dilemma of whether or not to take matters into his own hands.  Twice, he had the opportunity to remove Saul from the throne and open the way for his own kingship.  Yet both times he passes on the chance.  Not out of a great love […]

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You Have Arrived at Your Destination

There’s nothing quite like hearing the GPS declare after a long road trip that “you have arrived at your destination!”  This declaration means that you have made it!  The long journey, the innumerable turns, the ever changing speed limits are all behind you.  You have arrived.  Better still are those times you arrive on your […]

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You Did What???

Sometimes God calls us to do unusual things.  Things that the world just doesn’t understand.  Things that leave our friends and family asking “you did what?”  Yet faith calls us out of our comfort zones at times.  Following Jesus means putting His will and His way first.  David experiences this in 1 Samuel 23 as […]

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Leading by Following

As the song goes, David finds himself “all by myself” as we turn to 1 Samuel 22.  However, he doesn’t stay that way very long!  God has a calling on his life to be a leader, a calling that no amount of running from a mad king can change.  In yet another comparison, we see […]

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On the Run

Where would you go?  What would you do?  If you were to wake up tomorrow and discover you had to start running, to leave everything and everyone behind, where would you go?  David finds himself running from “the law” in 1 Samuel 21 and at the same time, experiences what it is like to be […]

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Has Anything Changed?

David is running for his life from a blood thirsty King Saul when God steps into save the day.  Saul is overcome by the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit in 1 Samuel 19 and then we turn the page to chapter 20.  David has one big, burning question…has anything changed within Saul?  […]

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