June 13, 2021, Lectionary

How much do you think David understood when Samuel anointed him? *That he had been blessed by the prophet. *That he was somehow special to God. *That he was to be the next king of Israel. 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble. May the God of Jacob and Rachel protect you. May the Lord grant you your heart's desire. May the Lord fulfill all your plans and all your petitions. The Lord will answer from God's holy heaven, when we call. Psalm 20

Every day I cultivate my "in Christ" status. Every day I am a new creature. 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

The kingdom of God grows while we are going about our lives, beyond our knowledge or control. It grows from the smallest seed yet becomes a great tree sheltering all sorts of creatures. Mark 4:26-34

Thoughts about Listening

There are times when saying all you know is not wise. 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

Good to decide what is our treasure, so we don't get caught fighting for something not worth it. Psalm 20

I believe it is love that motivates a person to listen well. 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

I suppose that to give listening as a gift, one would have to be cultivating a generous spirit. Mark 4:26-34