“A man is in a great place when he has no one to turn to but God.” Smith Wigglesworth. Another lesson to learn from Hannah; she made a VOW TO GOD which she was determined to keep, and she EXPRESSED GRATITUDE in the process. The Bible says, “the Lord remembered her plea and in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” Read 1 Samuel 1:20 (NIV).
Watch this, ladies and gentlemen, Hannah is a model for us today in the 21st Century. Why? Her determination to fulfil her vow to God is clearly seen, “Now when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a leather bottle of wine [to pour over the burnt offering for a sweet fragrance], and she brought Samuel to the Lord’s house in Shiloh, although the child was young. Then they slaughtered the bull and brought the child to Eli. Hannah said, “Oh, my Lord! As [surely as] your soul lives, my Lord, I am the woman who stood beside you here, praying to the Lord. For this child, I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my request which I asked of Him. Therefore I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.” And they worshipped the Lord there.” Read 1 Samuel 1:24-28 (NIV).
Oh, my God, this is awesome! Brothers and sisters, God knew Hannah was serious with her vow to return the child – Samuel to God in service for the rest of his life. And I am reminded of this Scripture which says, “God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do what pleases Him.” Read Phillippians 2:13 (TPT). The power in God’s Word latched on to Hannah’s faith and commitment, and that ladies and gentlemen brought forth the outcome she desired – Samuel.
“The thankful man is the fruitful man.” Heavenly Father, I am grateful! Hannah was a thankful person! Her trust and commitment to God connected her to a spiritual force, which drew power from the living word to produce her living proof – Samuel.
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