THURSDAY September 13, 2018
Keeping a Promise
So Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him. Only let the Lord establish His word.” Then the woman stayed and nursed her son until
she had weaned him.
1 Samuel 1:23
Hannah had asked for a child, and when God gave to her a son, she promised to give him back to the Lord. How did the Lord know she would give the child back to Him? I believe God saw the heart of Hannah. The Lord knew she would keep her promise to Him. Hannah was a godly person. I also believe she knew God had a purpose for the life of her son Samuel. How wonderful it is that God could trust her.
How many times have we felt like God has not answered our prayers? The problem is unbelief within our hearts––it has happened to all of us. How long until God answers? We need to just wait––that is always the hardest part. We often forget it is not our timing; it is God’s timing.
Most people want their prayers answered instantly––right now! Many times we are like our children, trying to bargain with God. Yet the Lord may have us in training, waiting on our knees for a long time to see the true attitude of our hearts and your minds. Will we keep the promises we have made to Him?
Can God really trust you to make decisions with the wisdom He has given to you in accomplishing His work? Think about it. Look at what He has entrusted you with––incredible! Will you do your best with what He has given you? Do you procrastinate or place aside the role and responsibilities He has given to you? God has to be able to trust you.
God is faithful, but what about you? Faithfulness comes in your commitment to Him. Are you faithfully committed to God?
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much…
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