ARE YOU IN A TIME OF SPIRITUAL ” BARRENNESS “? Have you prayed and prayed but still haven’t birthed your miracle? Hannah’s barrenness is ascribed DIRECTLY to the activity of God. “But to Hannah her husband would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the LORD had closed her womb.” I Samuel 1:5 God had withheld children from her in order to prepare her for the birth of her son Samuel, who would become a great prophet and the final judge of Israel. Hannah’s experience of BARRENNESS, FRUSTRATION, SHAME and WAITING was a TRIAL of her FAITH. But the desperate intercession it produced PREPARED the way for her MIRACLE to come forth and for God’s prophetic plan to be birthed. IN THIS SAME WAY, at times God may cause YOU to experience disappointment, SPIRITUAL BARRENNESS and brokenness so that you would cry out in desperation to Him for His holy intervention. Are you experiencing barrenness?? God has a GREATER PLAN! Your pain will be used for His glory when you take your unbearable situation and pain DIRECTLY to Him and WAIT upon Him, not taking matters into your own hands. Hannah went up to the temple “year after year”, it doesn’t record how long she continued to pour out her heart and pain to the Lord. DO NOT LOSE HEART dear friend! GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR PAIN TO PRODUCE GLORY!
LOVE WON. Love came down to die in order that you may live. Love pursues. Love plucks you out of the nasty pit that you dug for yourself. Love cleans you up and sets you high upon the Rock. Love doesn’t leave you filthy and dirty. Love doesn’t leave you in the muck and mire to continue to stink. Love doesn’t leave you in your bondage to sin. “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a NEW CREATION: old things are past away; behold, ALL THINGS are become NEW”. 1 Cor 5:17 Love takes away ALL shame and ALL guilt. Love NEVER leaves you in the same way He found you, NEVER EVER. Love sets you free! ” Whom the Son sets FREE is FREE INDEED!” Love transforms you into a new vessel, molded and shaped for the Master’s purpose. Love CANNOT lie. Love restores your life. Love casts out fear. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear had torments.” Love heals. Love delivers. Love calls you out into the waters. Love asks you to go deeper. Love requires trust. Love seeks to change your heart and mind. Love seeks to be followed to the end. Love cares more about your character than your comfort. Love doesn’t require much, just ALL your heart, ALL your soul and ALL your mind. Love asks that you take up your crucifixion cross and die daily. You see, LOVE isn’t an inner feeling, LOVE is active and alive. LOVE WON over 2000 years ago and still WINS today. LOVE NEVER FAILS.