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Lost Donkeys

1 Samuel 9:3-4
Now the donkeys belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost, and Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with you and go and look for the donkeys.”  So he passed through the hill country of Ephraim and through the area around Shalisha, but they did not find them. They went on into the district of Shaalim, but the donkeys were not there. Then he passed through the territory of Benjamin, but they did not find them.

This sounds like a pretty boring passage of Scripture.  All we see is Saul, wandering in the wilderness, looking for some lost donkeys.  Did you ever have a day like that?  It just seemed like you spent the day spinning your wheels and nothing was accomplished.

I’m glad that’s not all there is to the story.  As Saul worked at this seemingly mundane task, God worked out His plan.  The Lord used this boring day to orchestrate a meeting between Saul and the prophet Samuel.  Little did Saul know that Samuel was looking for a king for the nation of Israel.  It was through the searching for lost donkeys that Saul met Samuel and was soon anointed king.

You may think you are only working in an office, or keeping a house clean, or attending a class.  God, on the other hand, may have more in mind for you than you think.  Keep your heart and your eyes open.  Maybe He has a meeting planned for you during the day that will change the direction of your life.  To prepare for this “divine appointment”, all you can do is stay focused on Him, and let the Holy Spirit guide you.

Allow the Lord to prepare you for the day ahead.  You must seek His wisdom for the days that are before you.  Only the Lord has access to the map that will lead to your destiny in His will.  Only when you seek His guidance will you be ready for whatever He has in store for you.

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Daily Thoughts


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