3 Lessons learned from Hannah

November 14, 2008 | Posted in: Faith, MOPS Mentor, Prayer

This week, I was priveledged to teach the MOPS Bible Study on Hannah from 1 Samuel chapters 1 & 2:1-11 & 18-21.  It is such a blessings to open the scriptures and teach because I always learn myself when I do.  For this study and the summer study (which we did on Ruth), I write worksheets about the topic from scriptures.  We then work through the scripture and the worksheets together at the study.  I love it because there are women there from all different levels – some who have never studied the Bible to those who have heard the Bible taught all of their lives — we learn from each other as God guides us through His word.

Here are the 3 Lessons I learned from studying Hannah:

Major Points from Hannah’s life:

 

  1. It does not matter if we are the “favorite” (Elkanah, Hannah’s husband told her that she was his favorite and hoped that would be enough to fill her longing 1 Samuel 1:8). But Hannah still had a “if only I had a child” longing that only God could fill.  There will always be a God shaped longing in our hearts that only God can fill.  What is your “IF ONLY”?
  2. Hannah runs first and only to God with her pain (1 Samuel 1:9-18).  She did not turn to anyone or anywhere else first like we usually do.  She is a woman of faith because she sought after God; she realized that only God could answer her.
  3. She is willing and able to let go her dream/desire and accept God’s plan for her child (1 Samuel 1:24-28).  God fulfilled her in ways she would not have imagined (1 Samuel 2:18-21).

If you are interested in the worksheet that I wrote on Hannah – please click here hannah1

I am a humble receiver of the saving grace that Christ provided to me through his death and resurrection. My calling is as a wife to Bill, my husband of 34 years, a mother to 3 gifted daughters & 3 fine son-in-laws, and Grammie to my very sweet grandchildren. I love living in our community, spending time with people from all walks of life (I honestly can talk to anyone about anything) , studying and discussing God’s Word and always being with my family. Life and relationships are a gift that I treasure everyday.

7 Comments

  1. Anita
    November 18, 2008

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    Thank you, Sandy, for posting the worksheets. With your help, I was able to learn about Hannah this morning.

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