Learning from Hannah’s Painful Transition Process Part 8 (Final Part)

“We Can’t Out give God”


“We Can’t Out give God”

18 But Samuel was ministering before the Lord—a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19 Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. 20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, “May the Lord give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to[c] the Lord.” Then they would go home. 21 And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord. (First Samuel 2:18-21)

            Transitions are tough, among other reasons, because they take us away from our comfortable zones. Things get so bad at times that we actually feel that we are loosing. As you go back on this small series you can see that this was indeed a tough road for Hannah. She felt sad, depress, frustrated and perhaps angry many times, but thank God that we are not abandoned even as we feel we are! Thank God that He is faithful! As parents our greatest blessing is go know that our children are ok, doing well, doing the right thing and that they are happy. Well, Hannah had more than enough reasons to feel proud about her son, but God blessings did not stop there. The woman that could not have children now was blessed with three sons and two daughters. I believe that many of us are borderline to see this kind of blessing become a reality in our lives if we just wait a little longer, if we keep the faith, if we trust the Lord and if we don’t allow hope to escape us. It could be a rough season for you, you may be experiencing tough times, but even in the mix of all, deep in your heart you know where your salvation comes from, deep inside even when the pain becomes unbearable you know that God will never let you down. No matter what you done, no matter the magnitude of your giving, no matter, no matter the size of your sacrifice…we can never out give God! Beloved, hand in there and don’t give up!

 

 

 

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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