This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 37:4 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how God will bless you in ways you haven’t even imagined.
I’ve often heard the saying that you can’t dream a big enough dream for God to answer. Each time I would hear this, I would feel hopeful, but also a little guilty. I would conclude that since I had so much to be thankful for, I should just be content with what I possessed. Yet Hannah’s story teaches me differently.
Hannah was married to Elkanah, who loved her very much—even though the Lord had given her no children. Elkanah also had another wife, Peninnah, who had several children for him. Hannah would often pray to God for a child while Peninnah taunted and teased her for not having any.
One day, Hannah went to the tabernacle to pray, and as she was praying and crying profusely, a priest, thinking she was drunk, condemned her. Peninnah teased her, the priest condemned her, but God understood her. Even though God blessed Hannah with a loving husband, He also understood that she was not quite content.
Hannah prayed for one child, but God blessed her with five. She would even become mother to Samuel, who was the first prophet of Israel. In other words, God blessed her in ways she hadn’t even imagined.
Think about that situation you want God to bless you with beyond your wildest dreams and cling to these words: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (ESV)
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So today, get radical with your prayer requests and see how God responds.