Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Model Giver”
Text: 1Samuel 1:11
“Then she made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.”
“The Model Giver,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. God the Father is the Model Giver. He Gave His Son Jesus Christ as the Perfect Sacrifice for our sin. Our Commander Jesus Christ is a Model Giver also laying down His life for our sin:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
God Gave First To Show Us How To Give. Truly, every gift we give to the Lord, was First a gift we received from Him. Hannah received Samuel as “a gift from God” First, then she performed her part of her vow to God and gave Samuel to God forever. God Gave to Hannah and then Hannah Gave to God.
“So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the LORD.” (1Sam.1:20)
“For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.
Therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD.” So they worshiped the LORD there.” (1Sam.1:27-28).
Everything we have comes from God:
“For who has known the mind of the LORD?
Or who has become His counselor?”
“Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.” (Rom.11:34-36)
God gives us Life so we can follow His Model and give our life to Him forever.
What we “ask from God in prayer,” we give Him the Glory for as we receive our answered prayer. Our answered prayers become our testimonies of God’s Glory forever. He Gives and We Give.
Our Life, Family, Career, Ministry, and Finances all are Gifts from God given to us to manage, steward, and care for. Our Gifts to God are our:
Lifetime of personal devotion
Family dedication to God Career that honors God
Ministry that’s Christ Centered
Finances that are liberally given to the Kingdom of God.
In other words, the Warrior Gives Because Their Commander Jesus Christ Gives. We Follow and Imitate The Model Giver! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,