Saul is Anointed King
Read: 1 Samuel 9-10
Saul was sent out to look for donkeys. He had no idea what was going to come of that. They struggled to find the donkeys and probably had a thought like, “This is the worst day! It’s hot and we’re tired.” Saul even suggested that they head back home, but the servant with him suggested one last thing. So they went to see Samuel.
God had already gone ahead and prepared the way for Saul. Have you ever been frustrated with a situation and you just can’t seem to see a way out? This is probably how Saul felt, but then Samuel treats him like a king! And Saul has no idea what to do with that! He doesn’t feel worthy of that kind of treatment. In 1 Samuel 9:21 it says,
“Saul answered, “But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?””
Saul is saying, “I’m the lowest guy on the totem pole. Why me?” Can you imagine? If someone came up to you today and said, “You are going to be the president.” How would you react? Would you feel good enough?
God uses ordinary people to do the extraordinary.
God saw this man, Saul, and wanted to use him to do the extraordinary! He wanted Saul to be the king! We’ll find out later that Saul had some downfalls like we all do, but God has more planned than we can ever imagine.
Are you open to what God could have planned for you?
God wants to use you in extraordinary ways, but in order to be ready for that you need to prepare. One way you can prepare is by spending time in God’s Word. Reading your Bible and continuing to be more and more like Christ. I challenge you to take 15 minutes every day to read your Bible. Use these devotions to get into the habit of reading daily. You never know when God can call you to be extraordinary! It could be simply inviting a friend to church or stepping up and leading your Grace Group. Whatever it is, you want to be ready!