I’m sorry again for not getting my Soul H2O Devotion out again last week. It posted partially on my website blog and not at all through email. I would appreciate your prayers for all the technical problems I’ve been facing over the past months with my email, website and computer. So, here’s the devotion that was supposed to go out last week.
In due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, "I asked the LORD for him.” ~1 Samuel 1:20 NLT
We all make mistakes, but the key is learning from them. Last week I made a few mistakes that made me think… like, really think.
MISTAKES THAT MAKE YOU THINK
Last week’s devotion was about a woman named Hannah who desperately wanted a baby. When I talked about how she asked God to give her a son I wrote:
“When telling Eli this covenant she made with God,
he prayed a prayer of blessing over Hannah’s life
and the next year she gave birth to a baby boy named Samuel.”
Last week’s devotion was about a woman named Hannah who desperately wanted a baby. When I talked about how she asked God to give her a son I wrote,
“When telling Eli this covenant she made with God, he prayed a prayer of blessing over Hannah’s life and the next year she gave birth to a baby boy named Samuel.”
That’s what I said last week but if you read today’s verse that is a part of Hannah’s story, you know the statement I made was wrong. I’ve already corrected it on the post but wanted to make sure I let all of you know. I was clearly getting the story about how Sarah and Abraham had a baby boy one year after the angel told them they would. But, as I said in last week’s devotion, Hannah’s story isn’t wrapped up neatly with a bow on top. Like the story of Abe and Sarah, the promise didn’t come in a short time-frame. When talking about Hannah, the Bible only says that “in due time she gave birth to a son”. We don’t know how long she had to wait for the promise. So often, we have to wait for the promise.
Hannah, Sarah and Abraham all made mistakes while waiting for their promises so I think we’re in good company when we get it wrong. The key is picking yourself up and moving forward… towards the promise, until you receive all God has for you!
Father…I’m sure this isn’t news to you, but I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. Please forgive me and help me to learn from my mistakes, so I don’t continue to make the same ones. With Your strength, I commit to taking the necessary steps to change my ways. In Jesus Name…Amen
As I thought about the mistakes I made last week, I came up with 9 Tips on how we can all make the most of our mistakes, learn how to Fail Forward and not go backwards. So for this week’s Drawing From The Well section, I’ve put these tips into a Downloadable Bible Study for you!
YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP WITH:
MONDAY Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis, Soul Survival – Donna Reidland,
TUESDAY Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
WEDNESDAY Coffee For Your Heart – Holley Gerth, Word Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
THURSDAY Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms
FRIDAY Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. Mead, Grace and Truth Linkup – Arabah Joy, Counting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell ELLEN’S PICKS– Ellen Graf-Martin