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Upgraded Vision

Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:1-2

1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, my heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation.

 1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

Reflection:

Yes, it appears you are familiar with this passage. I also think Hannah’s prayers are uplifting for you.

However, there is one thing I want you to remember about “Upgraded Vision” today. Why do I say that? Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1-2 shows a change in her attention. Hannah’s renewed vision altered her outlook and attitude even before her situation got better. She was glad that God, her Rock and everlasting Hope, was still with her.

I’ll leave you with these considerations, though: How will placing your attention on God’s immutable character rather than your current situation give you more hope? Where do you struggle with spiritual nearsightedness right now?

What is the significance of Hannah’s prayer?

I noticed that Hannah’s prayers contained a lot of ideas, and I’m sure that many people may have different important viewpoints. However, this is what I was able to find on Buckner.org. She says that during her prayer, she “poured out her soul in deep sorrow and great anguish. And after she is done praying, she walks away quietly. Hannah shows her faith by acting in accordance with God’s will, even when it requires a significant personal sacrifice. She has yearned for this child, and she cherishes him in the way that only a mother can.

Another thing I’d like you to consider is whether we ever said something silly like, “God why me?” when we were struggling as Christians. Do I really have to be abandoned in such a way? Yes, we ask a lot of questions during trials. Even Jesus questioned His Father on the cross, “Why have you abandoned me?” Jesus made the request, endured the suffering, and completed the race.

So, asking such questions during difficulties is not wrong, but would you be able to persevere like Hannah did? When you take joy in your sufferings, you can be sure that you will win because they are all only temporary. 

Prayer:

DEAR GOD, IN ANY WAY WE ARE SPIRITUALLY NEARSIGHTED, PLEASE, OPEN OUR EYES AS TO SEE CLEARLY AS WE RENEW OUR VISIONS IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

I’d like to know your opinions on what I’ve said as well as your thoughts, comments, and other contributions to this message. You could email your comments to the following addresses or leave a comment on the information provided below.

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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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