23, February 2020

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Are You Asking God For A Child?

‘For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition.’ 1 Samuel 1:27 NKJV

Hannah wanted to be a mother so badly that ‘she… prayed to the Lord and wept.’ (1 Samuel 1:10 NKJV) In fact, she made a vow to God, pledging that if He gave her a son, she would ‘give him to the Lord all the days of his life.’ (1 Samuel 1:11 NKJV) And it happened. The Bible says, ‘It came to pass in the process of time that Hannah… bore a son.’ (1 Samuel 1:20 NKJV)

The same thing happened to Ruth: ‘Boaz begot Obed by Ruth.’ (Matthew 1:5 NKJV) Ruth was a penniless widow when God introduced her to Boaz, the owner of the field where she was gleaning. She was a Gentile and he was a Jew, and by law they were forbidden to marry. But God removed the barrier that stood in their way, and from their union came a little boy called Obed. He was the grandfather of King David, and so the ancestor of Jesus. God said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?’ (Jeremiah 32:27 NKJV) And in case you’re not sure of the answer, here it is: ‘Lord…You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.’ (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV) Today if you’re asking God for a child, stand on these Scriptures and believe Him: ‘Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass… Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.’ (Psalm 37:4–7 NKJV)

SoulFood: Titus 2:1–14, Gen 39:6–12, Pro 25:28

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020

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