Thursday, May 3, 2012
I Samuel pt 11
1 Sam. 1:19
Hannah woke up early the next morning and worshiped before the Lord, then went back home to Ramah. She was still not pregnant, but she praised God as if she was.
Then in vs.19b-20 it says " Elkanah lay with HANNAH his WIFE, and the LORD remembered her. So in the course of time Hannah conceived and GAVE BIRTH to a son. She called him Samuel... "What a delight y'all for her to finally have and hold what she had so desperately longed for! She had to have been overjoyed!
This is what I see that Hannah has done with her barreness:
- Her brokenness came first
-Then her pouring out her heart to God
- Next came faith which led to worship
- Then Corresponding actions ( she had to do her part :-)
This is not a formula, but an observation and I believe the principles are still applicable today.
WITHOUT FAITH it is IMPOSSSiBLE to please God, For he that comes to HIM must BELIEVE that HE IS (exist), and that HE REWARDS those who Earnestly (seriously) seek HIM. Heb. 11:6