“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, and no razor will ever be used on his head.” 1 Samuel 1:10-11 NIV
“But Samuel was ministering before the Lord —a boy wearing a linen ephod. Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, “May the Lord give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the Lord.” Then they would go home. And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord.” 1 Samuel 2:18-21 NIV
The prayer for the promise will come to PLENTY!
But that story didn’t happen so easy. You see year after year, in the process of her pruning, God had to use Peninnah to provoke Hannah!
Imagine what that year after year process was like for Hannah! Enough to irritate her to the place of an anguished prayer. You see it takes anguish to produce a deeper type of prayer…. the kind that moves God. He provokes you so that you can provoke Him.
That is what happened for Hannah! But she not only received her promise, she received her plenty. Pruning will always produce PLENTY! So the next time your bent out of shape from the trial, just know that is because He is bringing you to triumph! A flourishing finish. For when Hannah learned to pray the RIGHT way, He not only answererd her but He also INCREASED her.
See we have to change how we look at our situation. It is only a gateway to the blessing.
Peninnah vexed Hannah at Shiloh, thereby causing her distraught rival wife to pray fervently. Thanks to Peninnah, Hannah’s prayer was answered, and she gave birth to children…. not just ONE son. So thanks to your problem, God is going to bring you into plenty.
Thank GOD right where you are at because you are about to give birth to not just one thing but plenty of favorable things! Just like this mom! It was a wow for her!
So was I on this Mother’s Day. I was showered with not one but plenty! God really opened up the windows on my behalf. I was floored! Non-stop gifts, treatment, love and hugs. What a weekend to remember. For all the labor of love and pressing through the pressure, just like Hannah, God was gracious with this momma too! Wow. I am forever grateful and thankful. The family, church and friends God surrounded me with warmed my heart like never before. They went next level above and beyond this year.
It was a good day. A great weekend. And an unforgettable mom’s day. I said, “WOW!”
Wow for this mom over here that needed it. God knew. 😭😅
I’m so grateful!
THANK YOU AGAIN!