Hello The Penn Speaks Family!
Today’s inspiration comes from I Samuel chapter 16:1. When God told the prophet Samuel that He was going to terminate King Saul’s reign, Samuel mourned bitterly. Yes, Saul made major mistakes and stopped living after God, but Saul still felt terrible over the whole situation. After all, this was once the young boy God told him to anoint as king — the same young boy who once thought he was so undeserving of such an honor. Yet, Saul was no longer humble or fit to rule God’s people.
Sometimes there are people and things in our lives that God removes. Others change. We change. And when people grow — or stop growing — one ascends while the other gets left behind, and the two can no longer commune together. In this case, King Saul willingly chose to stunt his own spiritual growth, so the Lord decided to raise up young David — a man after His own heart — to lead His chosen people, the Israelites.
So, what malignant people, places, and things has God removed from our lives? How long will we mourn over them? Let it not be long, for God has something better in store.
May we continue to grow spiritually in the Lord together. Until next time, have a blessed day!
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In addition to being the founder of The Penn Speaks and Your Black Poets, she is also the author of Ephemeral Moments: a book of poetry and short stories exploring issues such as domestic abuse, struggles of faith, and contemporary love from the perspective of a black Christian woman (available on Amazon). As a rising playwright, Miss Penn is an inductee of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society and a member of the Dramatist Guild of America. She uses her gifts of writing and the performing arts to testify to the glory of God’s greatness both inside and outside of the church. Click to follow Ayvaunn on Facebook and Twitter.