Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lord of hosts

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day seven) “This man used to go up year by year . . .to worship. . .the Lord of hosts at Shiloh.”  (v 3)  It is the first time we ever see it in Scripture.  God’s name.  … Continue reading

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The power of prayer

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day six) “Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer.”  (v 18)  It is a strange power that prayer has.  “A peace that … Continue reading

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Broken world, broken hearts

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day five) “Hannah had no children” (v 2)  “She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord.” (v 10)  Her journey is not unlike our own.  Eventually we all discover, as Hannah did, that this … Continue reading

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In Faith

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day four) When Hannah was in distress, she brought her needs to the Lord in prayer.  Hannah’s prayer was that God would remember her.  Had God forgotten her?  Or was Hannah a part of a … Continue reading

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Statements

RE Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day three) “I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life.” Reading this story through present-dayeyes will invite us to interpret Hannah’s grief through our current sensibilities: Babies give us the status … Continue reading

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Desperate Prayer

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day two) “Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the Lord and wept with many tears…” (1 Samuel 1:10). What prayer surfaces the deep longing in your soul? It’s a faithful prayer that believes one is being … Continue reading

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Losing Control

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day one) “No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord.”  (v 15)  The Bible often … Continue reading

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Answered prayer answered

RE Verse reading–Genesis 24:34-67  (day seven)  “Then I bowed my head and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord. . .who had led me by the right way”  (v 48)  It is a 3 step process.  Ideally.  We call on … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Abraham

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 24:34-67 (day six) Know anyone wise?  Abraham was.  Walking with God for years will do it for you.  It is the only way.  Sometimes the wisest decisions are things that we don’t do/don’t think.  So, Abraham doesn’t … Continue reading

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Say Ten Days

RE Verse Reading–Genesis 24:34-67  (day four) Ten days didn’t seem too long…but what if they were ten days late?  One day does not seem much; but one day more may be one day too late, and one day too late … Continue reading

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