Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Getting and Giving Back to the Lord

1 Samuel 1:28 – Getting and Giving Back to the Lord

Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there. (1 Samuel 1:28 ESV)
Have you ever wanted something so bad, you would do almost anything to see it happen? It seems to consume you and feel as though your life would be complete when this event takes place. Hannah did. She was barren and getting older every year while her husband’s other wife was having kids and rubbing it in her face. God heard her prayers and graciously gave her a son.
But, what did Hannah do with that great treasure? She gave him back to the Lord, allowing him to be raised in the temple, set apart for service to him. Think about what you have been asking God for. Are you ready to give it back? Is that why you haven’t received it yet? Remember, after Hannah gave her son to the Lord, he blessed her with more.
Everything we have comes from the Father (1 Corinthians 4:7),  follow Hannah’s example by giving it all back for his use and glory.