Have you had your JOY JUICE today? I pray you’re drinking it faithfully!
This week I’ve shared some “jewels of joy” regarding our walk with the Lord. While each of them is imperative to living a genuine Christian life, the one we’ll discuss today should be a priority!
Today’s “jewel”: GOD HEARS AND ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS…in His time and His way…so never give up! We see this prayerful diligence demonstrated by Hannah in the book of 1 Samuel. Hannah desired to have a child more than anything. But she had been unable to bear children. HOWEVER, instead of giving up hope, Hannah kept praying!
Here is a portion of her prayer from 1 Samuel 1:10 – 11:
In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life…”
Hannah never gave up hope and continued to pray. In his perfect time, He gave her a son, Samuel. This child grew up to be a great man of God. What can we learn from Hannah’s example?
- She was fervent in worship and prayer.
- She was faithful to God
- She was true to her word; she kept her vow.
- She was willing to follow through on even a costly commitment.