Reformation Entry #5
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
December 14, 2019
Time, some things take time. Hannah in 1 Samuel chapter one was barren for some time, years. Her grief, her pain, her sorrow, her suffering all related to barrenness created a heart cry and plea to God. She sowed tears and reaped joy. God doesn’t waste tears. Every single one of them counts. The Lord remembers every single tear. Where she sowed in tears she later reaped in joy.
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." - Psalm 126:5
Who said prayers of faith have to look pretty? Who said prayers of faith have to look or feel a certain way to work? No one. God is always looking at our heart. He lives in the place of genuineness. If you take careful notice, Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:13, looked like a drunk praying.
“Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk.” 1 Samuel 1:13
God hears and answers Hannah’s prayer from her heart, and gives her Samuel. Samuel’s name means “heard by God.”
God causes reformations through the most unlikely sources. His wisdom is infinite and perfect. Just look at the wisdom of the cross, foolishness to some people, yet the wisdom and power of God. One major key for reformation is prayer.
Reformation Key #3: Prayer. Not religious or formulated prayer. Prayer that looks raw and messy and drunk. Prayer that issues from the heart. Prayer that is genuine and real. Prayer that comes with intimacy with God. Prayer that is unfiltered or polished. Heart prayer, not head prayer. Pouring your soul out before the Lord.