FRIDAY September 21, 2018
A Heart of Rejoicing
And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. I smile at my enemies, because
I rejoice in Your salvation.”
1 Samuel 2:1
Hannah wrote a song––a prayer to the Lord. Notice how beautiful this is; her heart was rejoicing in the Lord. Hannah rejoiced because God had answered her prayer––she had a baby. Hannah did not go around bragging; she was quiet while rejoicing. She mentioned her horn, which is a picture of the strength of an ox or a steer in the use of its horn. It speaks of her victorious strength being exalted by the Lord.
There is a future prophecy within Hannah’s song; she proclaimed how she was rejoicing in God’s salvation. Who is our salvation? It is Jesus Christ. Our salvation is in Him. We rejoice in what the Lord has given to us. I rejoice because of the ministry the Lord has given to me. I am able to see other people growing in Christ and serving in the ministry. For me, the greatest prayer of rejoicing is found in what the Apostle John has said: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3 John 4).
Honestly, it is incredible to see other Christians continuing to walk with the Lord. I rejoice to see how they are still excited about what God is doing. They are the ones who are in unity, continuing to be servants, and God is using their lives fully and completely. They are servants who would do anything for the Lord. On the other hand, it is sad to see those who are not serving and not walking with the Lord.
Understand, the only place where we can rejoice is in Jesus. There is nothing or no one like Jesus. If you try to rejoice in anything else, you will find there is no satisfaction. He is the only one through which joy can come. May the Lord give you a heart of rejoicing as you continue to walk in fellowship with Him.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
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