Posted 2022-01-13 8:01 AM Subject: RENEWED VISION ..REFOCUS ON JESUS
Father God, guide me always to do all things that will bring glory and honor to You Amen
1 Samuel 2:1 My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. I think of how daily trials often cause me to be spiritually nearsighted. Focusing only on what I would see up close. My ever changing circumstances , I become blind to the faithfulness of my eternal and unchanigjng God. With such limited perspective, Hope became an unattainable blur. First Samuel 1 tells us the story of another woman who failed to recognize God's trustworthiness while focusing in her current anguish, uncertainty,and loss. For years, Hannah had endured childlessness and endless torment for Peninnah, the other wife of her husband Elkanah. Hannah's husband adored her, but contentment encased her. One day, she prayed with bitter honesty. When Eli the priest questioned her. She explained her situation. As she left, he prayed that God would grant her request. 1 Samuel 1:17. Though Hannah's situation didn't change immediately, she walked away with confidence hope. V18. Her prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1-2 reveals a shift in Hannah's focus. Even before her circumstances improved, Hannah's RENEWED VISION changed her PERSPECTIVE and her attitude. She REJOICED in the ongoing PRESENCE of God...her Rock and EVERLASTING HOPE. Oh God PLEASE RENEW my vision so I can focus on YOUR constant presence and live with an eternal perspective in all circumstances AMEN For it is with God all things are possible Matthew 19:26 GODS PRESENCE IS OUR WEAPON..