You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Monday, October 5, 2015


“...the Lord remembered her.” – 1 Samuel 1:19

In 1 Samuel 1st chapter we read about the life of Hannah. Hannah was barren and so her rival provoked her severely. Though her husband loved her a lot, her life was miserable because she had no child. She longed for that blessing but yet nothing happened in her life. 

One day with all her sorrow and bitterness, she ran to God’s presence and prayed a beautiful prayer. 

“Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” - 1 Samuel 1:11

Bible records that God heard her prayers and He remembered her and blessed her with a child. She did two wonderful things which made God to remember her. 

1.      She asked the Lord for the blessing. 
So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.” – 1 Samuel 1:20

In Genesis 30th Chapter we read about a woman named Rachel. Jacob was her husband and she was also barren. She went to Jacob and said, “Give me children or else I die.”

Though Hannah was barren she had never went to her husband believing that he can give her a children but she knew that she has a God who can give her a child. So she went to God’s presence and had poured all her expectations, sorrow to Him. She asked God for a child and so God remembered and blessed her.

2.      She asked the blessing for the Lord.
“...then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life..." - 1 Samuel 1:11

Hannah never had thought that she will ask the blessing and once she receive it she will say thanks to the Lord and move on her own way with the blessing that she received from the Lord.

But she made a vow saying that she will give that blessing to the Lord. She asked the blessing for the Lord so that God can use that blessing for His glory. 

And so God remembered her and blessed her with Samuel. God used Samuel as prophet to anoint David as a king over Israel. God used Samuel for His glory.

My dear young friends, are you in need of a blessing? Ask God and also make a vow to God that you will give that blessing into God’s hands so that He will use it according to His will. If you make a commitment today, God will richly bless you and through you many will get blessed.

No comments:

Post a Comment