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Quiet Time in 1 Samuel 2



PERSONAL JOURNAL:

SIN ( Conviction ): This morning I come to You, Father, with a heavy heart. I feel convicted to confess to You that my ways have not been consistent as of late. I have started to delve back into my lazy self of old who comes up with excuses and distractions to keep myself from doing the things I know I need to do. Please forgive me for this, Father. Help me to get back on Your path for my life so that I can be consistent in productivity and remove this laziness that the enemy keeps trying to bring me back to.

PROMISE ( 1 Samuel 2:21 ): The Lord was faithful in granting Hannah’s request of a child. Hannah was faithful in devoting this son to the Lord’s good works. The Lord blessed Hannah for her faithfulness with 5 additional children! How amazing is this promise? Hannah went from being unable to conceive to birthing 6 children all because of a deep, heart-felt prayer to You, Father. You remained faithful to Your promise to Hannah by producing a great reward for her to reap.

ATTITUDE ( 1 Samuel 2:2 ): Although this is just one verse of Hannah’s prayer, I found this verse to be rather powerful. She says there is no one like You and that there is no rock like our God. How so true is that! You are the greatest teacher as well as the greatest foundation to base our lives on. Help me to be more like Hannah on a day-to-day basis, Father. I am not consistent with this level of joy that Hannah’s expressing in her prayer. Help me to be better at praising You through all things in this life, Father.

COMMAND ( 1 Samuel 2:29-30 ): I see You got a tad bit angry in these two verse, Father. Rightfully so, of course, as Your people which You had saved from Egypt were not showing You the respect You deserve through their actions even though their lips were saying something else. In this verse, Your command to Your people is to show You the proper honor and respect worthy of Your greatness. Help me to be better at giving You the honor and respect You deserve, Father.

EXAMPLE ( 1 Samuel 2:27-29 ): The statements in these verses are definitely poking sharply at my heart. You are telling Eli specifically about God’s people and their disobedience and disrespect. You are saying that You were the One who saved their ancestors and lineage from the shackles of Egypt and made many promises to them along with giving them many blessings. With all that positivity coming their way from You, You ask them why in the world would they be so blatantly disrespectful towards the sacrifices and offerings meant for You? This example reminds me that I must always remember and cherish the things You have done for me so that I do not lessen the praise, worship, and honor I display to You in the future. This is only achieved by consistency in my relationship with You. Please help me with this, Father!

*DAILY NOTE: I had to verbally remind myself this morning “no more excuses” just like the study I’m doing from the author Tony Evans. I started to make an excuse and quickly realized I was doing it again. I told myself “no more excuses” and changed my walk to be headed towards my quiet time area instead. I am glad I did. You never cease to amaze me with how You can draw me into the conversation You’re having with me through prayer and scripture. Thank You for today’s conviction, scripture, quiet time, relationship, and conversation, Father. I look forward to seeing what the rest of the day and tomorrow’s quiet time will bring.

 

EXPAND TO READ: GENERAL NOTE FOR MY QUIET TIMES


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