A Kick in the Gut

1 Samuel 28:18-19 – 18 Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord nor execute His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day. 19 Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with you into the hand of the Philistines. And tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also deliver the army of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.”

Earlier in my life, I choose to not listen to the Lord’s voice in my life. Regardless of how often I sensed His guidance, I refused to listen. It wasn’t until He “kicked me in the gut” that He got my attention and I was finally ready to obey. At times, I talk to people that are in the same situation. I always warn them that the Lord will not give up until He gets their attention.  In other words, until He “kicks you in the gut”.

In today’s Word, Saul learns that “Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord”, there would be consequences and destruction for him and his land. Like Saul, when we choose not to “obey the voice of the Lord”, we must understand that there will be consequences. Remember, God loves you enough to correct you and He loves you too much to give up on you.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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