MFM Daily Devotional | 26th March, 2022 —
Lessons From The Life Of Hannah (II)
MFM Daily Devotional | 26th March,2022 — Lessons From The Life Of Hannah (II)
TOPIC: Lessons From The Life Of Hannah (II)
MEMORY VERSE: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Those who have God as their Victorious Banner will sing the song of victory.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I decree that as you trust the Unchangeable Changer this year, You will never be disappointed, in the Name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 1:1-20 (KJV)
1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the Lord of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the Lord, were there.
4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the Lord had shut up her womb.
6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb.
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.
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?
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.
10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.
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.
12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.
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.
14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
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.
16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
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.
19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her.
20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
MFM Daily Devotional 26th March 2022 | Dr. D.K Olukoya
It is important to state that Hannah was a prayer warrior. Her problem made her better not bitter. It drew her closer to God in worship. It worked out patience in her. She did not complain or condemn God at any time for her plight. Beloved, prayer is the master key that unlocks the storehouse of heaven. Prayer brings God’s power and grace to bear on human situations and turns them around for good. A popular saying goes thus, “Why worry when you can pray.” You have a prayer answering God. Heed His Word in Philippians 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Hannah took this step and became victorious.
Are you sick? Tell Jesus about it. Are you unemployed? Tell Jesus about it. Are you in need of financial breakthrough? Tell Jesus about it. Whatever your burden or concern, Jesus will bear it and make your joy to be full. There is no friend like Him. The open invitation from Jesus in our Memory Verse is still fresh and available to as many that desire to come to Him.
Hannah must have prayed all manner of prayers. The most important thing is that she connected to God more than man; even Eli the priest couldn’t decode what her challenge was. As a New Testament believer, I encourage you to pray in the spirit and in understanding. Pray in the day and at night. Pray without ceasing. The God that answers prayers will answer you, in the Name of Jesus.
Also, Hannah made a vow. She must have been led by the Spirit of God. Her vow had peculiar feature. She asked God for a son and promised to make the son serve God all his life. That condition must have impressed God. Many people ask for things from God and do not get them because their request or petition is not in line with the will of God; others, because their motives are wrong and would not glorify God. God knows our hearts and nothing is hidden from Him. Also, I want you to note that Hannah did not ask for a son to compete or contest against Peninah, rather, she focused on God and made Him her avenger.
PRAYER POINTS | MFM Daily Devotional 26th March 2022 | Dr. D.K Olukoya
- Power to pray and get results, possess me now, in the Name of Jesus.
- I plug my prayer life to the socket of the Resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, keep my eyes and my heart fixed on You, in the Name of Jesus.
- Any area of my life contrary to the will of God, be conformed now by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the Name of Jesus.
- Father, let my sorrows produce fruits of godly character and joy, in the Name of Jesus.
- O Lord, I surrender my life before You, have Your way, in the Name of Jesus.
- O Lord, never give me what I would not be able to give You when You ask for it, in the Name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Numbers 21:4-35, Numbers 22:1-20, Numbers 21:1-3, Luke 6:12-36, Psalm 37:21-31
Prayer Of Salvation
Say This Prayer
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart