Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Keep praying and believing
Sam and his B bear
As I Read these verses this morning it brings back memories I Had four daughters and wanted a son I remember when I found out I was carrying a son and in my 7th month 2 pounds 4 oz little baby boy died in my womb with the cord around his neck I Told God I don't understand why but in everything give thanks and He is God he can do what he wants and I Prayed right after I found out the baby died and asked God to give me another son to bring up for his honor and glory.I Knew when I got up from my knees God would answer the prayer and he did I Carried another son and was near the end I Was rushed to the hosp.We didn't expect the baby to be alive I Told God the same thing I Did before and I believe that is why God gave me My son that was named Samuel all the time he grew up and could understand I told him of A great God we serve that I Prayed for him and God answered.
I also told him the story on Samuel being called by God and Eli told Samuel to go back to bed and say speak Lord thy servant heareth.My hope and prayer is that Samuel will always remember and hear God when he speaks.
1Samuel 1:6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
1:7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
1:8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?
1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
1:12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
1:13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
1:14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
1:15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1:16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
1:18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.