What would you say is the value of a developed devotional life?
Let’s take a look at 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2 where we will find a woman named Hannah. She longed to be a mother but was not able to have a child.
Problems / Choices / Response
- Humiliating treatment (from the other wife)
- Remain hopeless and helpless
Instead, Hannah decided to turn to God in prayer.
Value of Developed Devotional Life
A strong, growing, intimate relationship with the Lord is an outgrowth of time spent alone with Him.
It seems clear that Hannah had invested this kind of time consistently and was equipped to rise above the circumstances in her life that threatened to defeat her.
- Poured her heart out to God in fervent prayer – 1 Samuel 1:10-15)
- Believed He heard and would answer – 1 Samuel 1:18-20
- Offered a prayer of praise, after giving up her son – 1 Samuel 2
- Her true joy came from God Himself, not from what she received from His hand
The true value of a developed devotional life? PRICELESS
There is a difference between studying God’s Word and knowing Him. The main motivation to read and study the Bible should be to grow in your personal relationship with God. When Jesus is first in your life, you will make the time to be with Him.
Yes, problems will still come your way, but you will know where to turn. Turn to the One who loves and care for you always. Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
What are the benefits of putting God first in your life?
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