From Barrenness To Brokenness
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Call up on the Lord. Cry out to God. Seek Him with all your heart. What do these terms mean?
They simply mean to pour your heart out before God. They mean to be honest with Him and to speak what's in your heart. Good or bad. You don't have to protect God from what you are feeling. He is not delicate. He can take it! Your anger. Your fears. Your complaints. He can handle it all.
When we pour out our hearts, when we come to the end of ourselves and what we can do about the situation, that God can speak to us. It is in that time when we are empty, and we have no more to give, no more to complain about and are in a state of brokenness that God has an opportunity to swoop in and heal the broken areas of our lives.
Remember Hannah? She couldn't have any children for the man that she loved. He loved her in spite of her barrenness.
Hannah wanted a child. She had probably dreamed of being a mother since she was a little girl. She probably felt it was her duty to her husband to carry on his name and lineage.
Hannah became desperate. So desperate that she went to the temple and poured her heart out before God. She prayed to Him so fervently that the priest on duty believed she was drunk.
God heard her prayer, and when she had relations with her husband, she conceived a son.
Don't miss this part. Not only did Hannah cry out to the Lord. Not only did she promise to give God her firstborn son, she acted on what she believed. She believed God heard her. She lay with her husband because she believed God would answer her prayer.
She had to come to the end of herself. Then she had to put action behind her faith. If she didn't, God wouldn't have had anything to work with. He wouldn't have been able to give her the miracle she was seeking.
Pour out your heart to God. Believe He hears you. Act on your faith.
When you start a miracle in the natural through these few steps, God will meet you and finish it. You + God = Your Miracle.
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