Take Up & Read:

1 Samuel 16:1-13

1 Samuel 17

Encourage One Another:

Happy Monday! We are fewer than two weeks away from Christmas? Are you beginning to feel the weight of expectation on your shoulders? Let's take a deep breath together and consider David. 

When it came time to anoint the new king, Samuel was only concerned with God's nod; no one else mattered. God wanted David. Even though God knew how and when David would falter and fail, He wanted David.

This is a season when so much is on display and so much is offered for its effect. Remember that only one gaze matters. What does He see in your Advent so far?