Word for the Week...JULY 9 ---15 / 2007

" For this child I prayed, and The Lord has granted me my petition..."[nkjv]

Hannah was in earnest with The Lord and He graciously heard her prayer, hence the name of her firstborn son...Samuel.('God Hears'-Heb.). God did His part and Hannah did hers...by presenting yhe young boy for service unto The Lord. This act of selfless devotion was met with great reward, as Hannah went on to have more children...(Ch2:21). How much have we truly put 'on the Altar' ??? our prestige? our Influence? our power...over events, people, finances and other resources? our 'sacred cow' relationships? or legitimate pursuits? our clubs? portfolios and files?!!!...The Lord may be challenging us to consider Hannah's sacrifice... of the answer to her prayer request !!! But,  Hannah was a woman of Integrity and she came through on her vow to The Lord. We can learn much from this simple woman of Faith. God Blessed her because she had truly trusted in HIs great mercy and unfailing love. He Is The God who will never fail us. Let us take Him at His Word and receive our miracle, as did Hannah.

May The Lord Bless you. 

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