LOOK…and be curious.
WAIT… with prayerful expectation.
Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.
READ… the text with an open mind.
They brought the child to Eli. And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. For this child I prayed; and the Lord has granted me the petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.” She left him there for the Lord. (1 Samuel 1:25b-28)
LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.
RESPOND… with prayer and action.
Oh self-surrendering God, you are glad for each gift we offer up to you. As Hannah let go of everything she had prayed for, everything she had longed for, everything you blessed her with, it seems her heart did not break and that you blessed her more. So in our letting go of everything we pray for, and everything we long for, may we too know your blessing breaking in our lives.
There’s a famous old story about five thousand hungry people with no food.
The gig had gone late, and no-one had expected it. The only person to plan ahead was one lad with a bit of bread and fish. In Jesus’ hands, that’s all that was needed to feed all 5,000.
Sometimes it can feel like there’s so much need in the world. Five thousand, five million times more problems than we could possibly seek to solve. What on earth have we got to offer God, when we have so little? The amount is never the issue. It’s simply about our willingness to give it all.
And hold nothing back for ourselves.
All through history, the people who’ve seen God do the most, have simply given him everything, even if they didn’t have very much.
Today, whatever you have to give – your time, your skills, your money, your heart – offer if all to God.
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Pray together each day until Pentecost