Read 1 Samuel 10
The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you. . . God changed Sauls heart . . . 1 Sam 10: 6,9
Saul dined with Samuel and when they got back to town, he spoke with him on the roof of his house (9:25). I would love to have been there to hear what they spoke of. Is that where Saul heard about his own heart? Did he hear how it lined up or didn’t line up with God’s? Did Saul receive instruction? Encouragement? We don’t know but as we read through Samuel and Saul’s story, we can see a close relationship forms. This was just the beginning.
That morning as the sun came up, Samuel waited for Saul to get ready before they headed outside together . This relationship was a gift that God didn’t have to give both Saul and Samuel but He did. Then, after sending the servant away, Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him anointing him leader of the people of Israel. He said, “The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power… you will be changed into a different person.”
Isn’t that how it works? When the Spirit of the LORD comes on us in power we are changed. The old has gone, the new has come. And it’s not an outer change only – it’s an inner change – a change of the heart. “God changed Saul’s heart”. The peace-giving result of a changed heart is that you can then ‘do whatever your hand finds to do for God is with you’. The inner conflict of ‘should I /shouldn’t I’ is gone because God is with you. If He changes your heart and you are open to Him, your desires have changed. O God, may you change my heart that way!