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Monday, November 13 2017

Last week, I wrote about the “secret place”.  That blog post is written from a standpoint of defining it.  As I was praying and studying, I came upon a scripture that peeked my interest.  It is part of Hannanh’s prayer to God.  It reads...

1 Samuel 2:1-3 KJV
[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.

[2] There is none holy as the Lord : for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. [3] Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

What did Hannah mean when she prayed, “By Him actions are weighed”?  Strong’s Concordance reveals that the Hebrew word for “action” is defined as “a performance(of man, often in a bad sense); by implication an opportunity.”  It further shows that the term “weighed” means, “to balance, that is, measure out.”. That seems obvious! The Message Bible takes that phrase and changes it to say, “For God knows what's going on.”  God knows what we are doing.  He knows where we are and has never left us for forsaken us.

Hannah was a woman of prayer.  Her first recorded prayer was, “O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid.”  She vowed to give the child to God not as a man, but as a child.  Smauel spent his youth in the service of the Lord. This may sound heartbreaking for a mother (or a father) to send their child away at such a young age, but the Bible says that she prayed, “My heart rejoiceth in the Lord.”  What an amazing story.  Hannah went from afflicted to praising, but she also came to understand that God knew where she was in life and blessed her actions of prayer.   She became a prayer warrior rather than becoming bitter. 

God knows what is going on in your life.  He has not forgotten you.  He promised to never leave you nor foraske you.  The battle that you are in is His battle and the outcome is going to be for His glory.  When God weighs your actions be sure that He finds that you are seeking Him.  

 

Posted by: Pastor Robert P. Eaby, Jr AT 07:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email