Hannah is one of my favorite Bible characters. 

She was suffering under the burden of childlessness in a culture that equated such as a sign of being accursed.

So you can understand why Hannah desperately wanted a child. . .she prayed. . .she wept. . .she pleaded but no baby until she made a memorial offering.

We will also discover how Hannah’s faithfulness brought revival to her nation.

Hannah’s memorial offering was a precious seed.  Her seed was most valuable to her in all the world.

And, yes, her precious seed changed things for her and the church.

1)   Hannah Sowed Grace To A Provocative Person.

If you don’t open the door. . .you will never enter your new house.

If you don’t put the key in the ignition. . .you will never start your new car.

If you don’t’ get to work on time. . .you will never get your promotion.

If you don’t practice your musical instrument. . .you will never become an accomplished performer.

If you don’t tell somebody you love them. . .you will never know the blessing of love reciprocated.

If you don’t prove yourself as a faithful employee. . .you will never get a raise.

If you don’t study the text book and take good notes. . .you will never be a great student.

If you don’t accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. . .you will never obtain eternal life.

If you don’t show faith in His promises. . .you will never receive the benefit of His blessings.

If you don’t tithe and give offerings. . .the windows of heaven will never open over you.

If you don’t sow. . .you will never reap.

If you sow excuses about your current financial condition, regardless of how valid they may seem. . .you will never reap a harvest of financial blessings.

If you say you have nothing to sow. . .you never will.

If you say you’re on a fixed income. . .you are.

If you say. . .you’ve sown and sown but have never received a harvest. . .you never will.

We have all faced giants.

We have all faced demonic giants.

We have all faced self-created giants or, at least, I have.

Yes, the giants my own behavior created.

It is not boasting to say we are experienced giant killers.

With the giants lined up against us. . .it was either kill or be killed.

1 Samuel 14:41-42 in the New King James Version says:

So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him. 42 And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking.”

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.