Scripture Reading –1 Samuel 2: 1-11
Blog Title – Pray, Trust, Praise [Alternate Titles: Holy Hannah!; Like Hannah From Heaven]
Blogging Niche – Christian, Women and Mommy Bloggers
About Me – Hannah is a devoted mother to six children – five at home and one living in the temple at Shiloh. She is dedicated to serving the Lord with a glad and joyful heart. She believes absolutely and unconditionally in the power of prayer. In prayer, her soul finds peace. By her example she hopes to share that peace with women and mothers everywhere.
Blog Excerpt –
When I went to Shiloh and dedicated my oldest son Samuel to the house of the Lord, I did so with a heart overflowing with gratitude and elation. Of course l was sad and would miss my little boy terribly, but I also knew without a single doubt that I was doing the right thing. Confidence and assurance in the Lord uplifted my spirit and eased my hurt.
Many mothers have questioned how I could leave my oldest son in such a sinful environment.
Haven’t you heard about Eli’s sons? They are sleeping with the women at the entrance to the tent of meeting? You would leave your son to witness their sin and contempt for the Lord?
Eli is getting old and weak! He does nothing to punish his sons’ wickedness! How can you leave your first born in his care?
My answer is simple – I didn’t leave Samuel in the care of old Eli; I left him in the all-powerful arms of our awesome God!
On my annual visits I can see how Samuel is growing in God’s love. It’s obvious to me that God is working to fulfill all of my prayers, hopes and dreams for my son. He has blessed me a million times over for my sacrifice, making it no sacrifice at all.
There is no one holy like the LORD;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
Pour out your hearts to God in prayer! Trust that He will replace your worry and despair with peace! Praise His Spirit, His Power and His Mercy!
Dear God, my Refuge, my Rock, give me the trust in You that Hannah had! Help me to pray fervently and passionately for my children with a joyful, sincere and grateful heart! All glory is yours, Almighty Father! Amen.