Spiritual Training 1st Samuel 1:18-20

Posted: January 7, 2017 in 1 Sameul, Honesty, humility, Uncategorized
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Under Gods Command

(Samuel’s birth and childhood)

1 Samuel 1:18-20 She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.

     19Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her. 20So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the LORD for him.” 

Earlier Hannah had been discouraged to the point of being physically sick and unable to eat. At this point, she returned home well and happy. The change in her attitude may be attributed to three factors: (1) She honestly prayed to God (1:11); (2) she received encouragement from Eli (1:17); (3) she resolved to leave the problem with God (1:18). This is the antidote for discouragement:

Lets Bring it Home: Tell God how you really feel and leave your problems with him. Then rely upon the support of good friends and counselors.

Just remember, with people we might not tell them our deep dark secrets that contribute to our pain, God we can tell all.  He already knows you better than you know your self.  My best prayer time is when I pray alone.

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