OVERVIEW: An angel of the Lord announces the birth of Samson, and his parents obey the Lord.
BIG IDEA: There are blessings in obedience.
KEY VERSE: Judges 13:8 (Manoah’s prayer)
Then Manoah prayed to the Lord, saying, “Lord, please let the man of God come back to us again and give us more instructions about this son who is to be born.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I love it when you seek me. I love it when you call on me for help or ask for wisdom or the ability to obey. Be eager to follow me. Be hungry to learn. Be teachable. I love being the one you count on. I love being the one to whom you turn. I love it because I love you, but also because I know you are choosing wisely.
Keep that attitude. Continue to respond when I nudge you to stop, to listen, or to take action. When you do, you will come to understand what it means to live a Spirit-filled life. My Spirit is alive, and it is actively molding, shaping, and leading you. Follow me. I have fantastic opportunities for you. I want to show you things that will make you wide-eyed with wonder. I have plans for you to breathe life into you and bring eternal life to many around you.
Never stop learning. Be teachable. Hunger for God and learn from him. Is there something God has put on your heart to say or do or a new way to think? Respond to God today! If nothing comes to mind, take time to pray, reminding God you are listening and ready to obey.