Spiritual Motherhood

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Spiritual Motherhood

When we think of mothers in the Bible, Hannah may be the first to come to mind. She wanted so badly to have a child. After beseeching the Lord numerous times over many years, God granted her the desire of her heart and she gave birth to Samuel, her son. After he was weaned, she gave her son back to God according to the vow she made. Hannah trusted God to give her a son, and Hannah trusted God to raise her son. Samuel was probably about three or four years old.

Hannah weaned her son off milk onto solid food. Baby Christians need to desire the sincere milk of the Word to grow, but they mature on the meat of God’s word, exercising righteousness, doing what is right. Our children must be fed milk to grow.
(1 Peter 2:2)
 
Here are a couple of takeaways on Hannah for us as mothers:
She was a prayer  warrior! She was tenacious in prayer to have
a child and specifically a son. Even in the face of regular ridicule
and persecution from Peninnah, Hannah remained steadfast in her
pursuit of God and a resolve. It was not months but years before
Hannah would see the fruit of her womb.

Prayer brings results!

 

We also find a faith in Hannah that is
unshakeable, unwavering. In her pursuit of God, she would vow to give her son back to the 
Lord after he was conceived, to serve the Lord all the days of his life.
She believed God for a miracle and God responded to her

faith, giving her Samuel, and afterwards five other children. 

Faith brings results!

 

Hey, moms, by His grace, when we pray in faith, God brings results. But without faith
it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that 
He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Like Hannah, we are in covenant with
an Almighty God who rewards those who seek Him with all their heart!
 
 
Lisa Martin,
Children’s Pastor 
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