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Melinda Keays

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Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat. (1 Samuel 1:6-7, KJV) Imagine wanting something so bad that without it you could never be fully content.  Striving to be content is difficult and there are days when you will find yourself longing for things that seem forever away. To cry year after year for God to provide you with your deepest desire would be so painful and yet Hannah never gave up hope. She continued to pray and didn’t stop until God gave her what she had desired for so long. God doesn’t want to keep you from the things that you desire. You need to remember that everything happens in his time and not…

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1:3, NIV) Psalm 1 says that those who walk with the Lord and meditate on His word day and night will prosper. The Psalm describes what the life of someone seeking the Lord should look like, and what will come from a life devoted to Him.  Daily meditation will lead us to a place where God can use us to do His work. The minute we step away from that daily commitment, our “leaf” soon withers. Just like when you are trying to grow a plant, it does not take long for the plant to begin to wither without its continuous supply of nutrition. Prayer: Lord, give us the desire to meditate on Your word day and night. Help us to see and understand the importance of walking in Your word…

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16, NLT) Where would we be without the godly mentors in our lives? Between now and tomorrow it is likely that I will fall short in some category of my life. Only God knows how many senseless things I will do within the next year! I am so thankful to have people in my life who I know are praying for me on a daily basis. It is amazing the difference it makes knowing that you are held accountable not only to God, but to people. I would not suggest blabbing your problems to everyone you know. Start with one. Find a prayer warrior who will sincerely take your needs to Him. Knowing that someone is genuinely there…