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22
Jul

Bible Devotions From I Samuel 1:21-2:11

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When you are blessed, when you receive the answer to a prayer, when you have waited for a long time for the desire of your heart to be satisfied, when you have been provoked and assailed by an enemy or someone who is contrary to you and you experience deliverance and vindication, what fills your heart? In what do you rejoice? Look and see here the expression of praise in the prayer of Hannah, for had she not been long provoked by Peninnah, and had not her soul been in anguish over her barrenness? In spite of the love her husband had for her she desired the blessing of a son that would lift her up and give her the joy of having had her reproach removed, and having had the reward of fruitfulness. I want you to notice that she did not become bitter neither against her adversary nor against Me, but she earnestly prayed and waited patiently upon Me. It declares that in the course of time she conceived and gave birth, and even in the naming of the child she acknowledged that he was the answer to her prayer.

Look and see that she was faithful to keep her promise and to give him to Me for My service all of his days, and look and see that her prayer revealed that her heart rejoiced in Me. Look at her prayer and you will notice that it is a continual recitation of praise and of thanksgiving, of My victory and blessing for those who trust Me, and for My judgment upon those who trust in themselves. Does your heart rejoice in Me in such a manner? Are you willing, as Hannah was, to offer up the fruit of your life and the answer to your heart’s desire? I would have you see in this that in every respect Hannah desired to please and glorify Me and it was not merely her intent to be vindicated but rather to bear fruit that would give glory to My name. Thus you see that even when she was greatly rewarded she kept nothing for herself but rather not only offered her son to serve Me for his whole life but in the offering did not grieve but rather rejoiced and counted it a blessing and a privilege to serve Me and glorify Me in this way. I tell you that I seek to have such daughters as Hannah who seek not for themselves, but for My glory, and will not those with a heart like hers produce the fruit that will, like her son, truly glorify Me. I will have more to say to you from this portion for it is important to Me that daughters such as Hannah be raised up in My house.

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22
Jul

Bible Devotions From I Samuel 1:21-2:11

Posted by: admin    in I Samuel

When you are blessed, when you receive the answer to a prayer, when you have waited for a long time for the desire of your heart to be satisfied, when you have been provoked and assailed by an enemy or someone who is contrary to you and you experience deliverance and vindication, what fills your heart? In what do you rejoice? Look and see here the expression of praise in the prayer of Hannah, for had she not been long provoked by Penina, and had not her soul been in anguish over her barrenness? In spite of the love her husband had for her she desired the blessing of a son which would lift her up and give her the joy of having had her reproach removed, and having had the reward of fruitfulness. I want you to notice that she did not become bitter neither against her adversary nor against Me, but she earnestly prayed and waited patiently upon Me. It declares that in the course of time she conceived and gave birth, and even in the naming of the child she acknowledged that he was the answer to her prayer. Look and see that she was faithful to keep her promise and to give him to Me for My service all of his days, and look and see that her prayer revealed that her heart rejoiced in Me. Look at her prayer and you will notice that it is a continual recitation of praise and of thanksgiving, of My victory and blessing for those who trust Me, and for My judgment upon those who trust in themselves. Does your heart rejoice in Me in such a manner? Are you willing, as Hannah was, to offer up the fruit of your life and the answer to your heart’s desire? I would have you see in this that in every respect Hannah desired to please and glorify Me and it was not merely her intent to be vindicated but rather to bear fruit that would give glory to My name.

Thus you see that even when she was greatly rewarded she kept nothing for herself but rather not only offered her son to serve Me for his whole life but in the offering did not grieve but rather rejoiced and counted it a blessing and a privilege to serve Me and glorify Me in this way. I tell you that I seek to have such daughters as Hannah who seek not for themselves but for My glory, and will not those with a heart like hers produce the fruit that will, like her son, truly glorify Me. I will have more to say to you from this portion for it is important to Me that daughters such as Hannah be raised up in My house.

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11
Jun

Bible Devotions From I Chronicles 17

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When I spoke to you before from this portion, I comforted and encouraged you by it, for I said that it shall be with you in some measure as it was with David, for he desired out of his love for Me to build Me a house where the ark of My presence could be placed. It was not because I held his desire in little esteem that I denied him the fulfillment of his desire, but because I wanted to do something greater for him and through him. And so I said to you that it was not My will to permit you to do all that was in your heart within the congregation, because it is within My heart to give you the joy and the privilege of receiving something better and greater than what you had desired. But I want to point something out to you that is an issue of the heart that is most important from this portion.

David desired to build Me a house because he loved Me and he was jealous for My glory, but you know as you consider what was in your own heart in the days when you were in the congregation, that the desires that you had were mixed with your own personal ambition to be successful and fruitful.

Understand My son that I am not contemptuous towards this mixture, but rather because of My love for you and My desire to fulfill the purposes of My heart in and through you, that I am refining your heart so that you may be brought to that place to which the heart of My servant David was brought. For you see in his prayer and his praise to Me after I had announced My purposes to him not only an attitude of profound submission, but one of deep humility. For he recognizes that My promise concerning the purposes of My heart to build him a house was greater, far greater than what he had thought and purposed within his own heart; not only because they would establish his house and his throne forever, but supremely because they would glorify Me greatly and they would lead to the fulfillment of My purpose in choosing Israel as My people. And I tell you that even though David at that time only dimly understood the extent of My promise, yet because his heart desired My glory and the blessing of My people Israel, he could fully rejoice in it. And I say to you, that even though you may only dimly understand now the implications of My promise for you, that as your heart becomes fixed more and more upon that same desire that was in David’s heart, namely My glory and the fulfillment of My purposes for My people Israel, then shall your own heart be refined and the mixture shall be diminished, and you like David can live in the full hope and expectation that all that I have promised will be fulfilled and your satisfaction will not be for the fulfillment of personal ambition, but rather for My glory and for the blessing of My people. That My son is not only the heart of David, but the heart of the One I promised would sit on his throne forever. And that is the heart that I am purposing to give to you. It is through that heart that those promises, which I am giving to you, that are much greater than your former dreams, shall be fulfilled.

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