Hannah’s faithfulness results in many blessings. Each year, she and her husband, Elkanah, visited Samuel when they traveled to the Tabernacle to sacrifice and worship. Even as a boy, Samuel served the Lord well, so the priest annually blessed his parents and asked God to give them more children. Just as the Lord blessed Job with double the wealth and ten more children after he had lost them all (Job 42:12-17), God gave Hannah three more sons and two daughters!
1. What blessings have you experienced after a difficult choice to be faithful to God?
2. Who can you be praying for God to bless today?
Challenge: Start a written list of the blessings in your life. Keep it simple and strive to add to it each day. There is power in acknowledging the good that our Lord provides. Then when life brings you down, read your list and allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with true joy in how much God loves you!
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