Hey y'all! How's your Lord's Day been? Mine's been great and relaxing. I enjoyed a splendid nap in the hammock and had fun watching a softball game after church. Our sermon was on 1 Samuel 15 where it's the end of Saul's time as king. Samuel is reflecting on all that Saul has done.
The main take-aways for me were 1) Life does not work when we live on our own strength and reject God's reign in our lives. 2) When the Israelites stopped trusting in God, they asked for a king. They desired a good thing too much. 3) God sees partial obedience as complete disobedience. We need to say the same thing about our sin as God says about it. Sin is sin. No excuses, no buts. No weeeellls.
Verse 22 shows that obedience is a prerequisite to worship. We need to come to church with an obedient heart. And obedience can be worship.
This outfit was *almost* warm enough for the day. I just needed a scarf/shawl in church under the air conditioning. :) I love this blue hat, but this is basically my only skirt that matches it. So, I was happy to put it on this morning! :)