"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
Learning from Hannah’s Painful Transition Process Part 7
“Worship Even When You Can’t See What You Are Believing God For”
“19 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before theLord, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and theLordremembered her.20 So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel,[e]saying, “Because I have asked for him from theLord.” (1 Samuel 1:19-20)
In these verses we can see that Hannah has yet to receive what she wanted; but she resolved in her spirit to worship God anyway. In order for Hannah to have that baby she needed to have intimacy with her husband and she did. Many times we find ourselves so tired, so frustrated, so fed up, that we don’t even have the energy to do our obvious part. Worship has a way of renewing our strength beyond our own abilities and possibilities. Finally for Hannah, that amazing moment took place; the miracle she was praying for all this time became a reality. Finally, her son Samuel was born; a mighty man of God, a man of integrity and one of the most powerful prophets in the history of the world.
Many of us are carrying something amazing inside of us; something that will change us at last, something that will revolutionize the people around us, our communities, our countries and perhaps the world. No doubt that the moment when Hannah decided to give her child to the Lord was indeed significant. However, it was worship that brought her to the place of breakthrough. Worship gives us the strength to do our part in the matter we believe God for; in His presence we are overwhelmed by His beauty and filled with His love. In His presence our perspective changes, our priorities get fixed; it is the place where nothing else matters; it is the place where we can clearly see that it’s all about HIM and that everything belongs to HIM to start with. In His presence we stop looking at us and our circumstances and we fix our eyes on the Lord. In His presence getting or not getting what we want does not matter; for in the Lord we find everything our souls thirst and hunger for; it is the place where we can clearly see how blessed we truly are and how merciful our Lord is.
Nothing should ever stop us from worshipping the Lord; our worship cannot be subject to what we can and cannot have. He is amazing, He is the King, and He is Lord and the Lover of our souls. Beloved, I don’t know what you are crying out for today; I don’t know where you are at in your transition. What I do know is that God is worthy to be praised whether you get what you want or not. Beloved, right now, at this very moment, stop what you are doing and worship HIM. Do it before the breakthrough; do it in spite of the breakthrough; do it by faith, do it even if the breakthrough never visits you…He is still worthy!