Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wasting no time...

What do you perhaps waste time doing?  Watching tv, playing games, shopping, eating, reading, the list could go on and on with things that we spend our time at times wasting!  Yes, could you get all of that sometimes we waste time doing things we enjoy, but not necessarily what we ought to be doing.  Now don't get me wrong we are to enjoy the things we like to do, but there is a limit to all of it!

Today, we read 1 Samuel 23: 13-29, Psalm 54, 1 Samuel 24 and 25

Abigail grasp my attention.  Do you know why?  First off she is married to a man that is very name means "fool" and he is exactly that when David makes a request of him.  Do you know what Abigail's name means? "My father's joy" don't you love it!  Now we know that names were huge in the time of David; they all had meaning.  So Abigail's family her father expressed his joy with the birth of Abigail and that alone is big.  After all, baby girls were not always celebrated, but right off her human father is expressing joy, but I think also knowing that one day God would use her in the life of David Her Heavenly Father expressed His joy!  Don't you love it?  I do!

Also, I loved that when her fool of a husband really messed up and David was on his way to well do away with everything around Nabal...Abigail wasted no time making things right!  She obeyed God and hastened to make the situation okay!  Read this beautiful story of obedience for yourself and be reminded that You are also Your Heavenly Father's Joy!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Thanks for the reminder that I am the Heavenly Father's joy!