Eli answered: “Go in peace and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to HIM.” …and Hannah went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. (1 Sam 1:17-18)
As anxious as Hannah was, all she could do was pour out her heart to God. To the bystander, Eli, it looked as if she were drunk. To God, it was an honest cry for mercy. As soon as Eli knew the seriousness of the situation, he didn’t argue but simply spoke a blessing into Hannah’s life. As a pastor and servant of God, we are to speak blessings into people’s lives. We may not know the outcome. We may not know of past pain. But we do know that God’s presence can make all the difference. What is a blessing, then? It is speaking God’s presence into a person’s life situation. Hannah walked away with peace in her heart.
Might this be the cure for an anxious heart? Simply speaking God’s presence into a person's heart? Might this be all it takes to change society’s largest crisis? I resolve to speak more blessings into people's lives. It might just change the world.
'Snippets of Wisdom' are a few insights here and there God has revealed as I read HIS Word. It is my hope that you walk away from these 'snippets' encouraged and challenged.
Feel free to comment and share your own 'lesson learned'.