Focus verses: 1 Samuel:6-18
Hannah was a woman who wanted to be a mother. So she took her desires to the Lord. She recognized that he was the one in charge of lives. But she was so fervent in her silent prayers that she was accused of being drunk.
When she explained her desires to Eli, the priest, he verified her request saying “may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked Him for.” (Where ever two or three are gathered, there He is in the midst of them.)
Now Hannah had made a deal with the Lord, that if He would give her a son, she would give that son back to God. So when Samuel was weaned she took him back to Eli.
The Lord did as Hannah asked. Hannah did as she had promised. And the Lord rewarded her with five more children.
It doesn’t always work that same straight forward fashion, but God rewards the faithful.
Psalm:37:4: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (KJV)
Help us to realize that You should be the desires of our hearts. Teach us that Your plan for our lives is better even than we could know to ask for. Give us the grace to live within the parameters of the life You have planned for us. And grant us the ability to live it to the fullest.