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From Low to High

Don't despise humble beginnings.
"The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts" (1 Samuel 2:7).

Those words were spoken by Hannah who knew what she was talking about. 

She knew pain, heartache, and humiliation. She knew lowliness, how it was to be looked down upon, and what it felt like to be judged. She also knew the exhilaration and the appreciation of being brought up high by God. Throughout it all she experienced how prayer without ceasing worked. 

Her story involved being barren. She couldn't have children and as a result, her husband's other wife, Peninnah, would taunt and humiliate her to no end. Yet Hannah continued to pray (and cried a lot) and God heard her prayers. She became pregnant and birthed one of the greatest prophets and priests of all time, Samuel. She was so grateful she gave him back to God to serve as a priest under Eli. She and her husband would visit him every year with a new coat she made for him. All that praying and crying worked.

She also went on to have 5 more children (3 boys and  2 girls). She didn't give up and never stopped praying. She was a blessed woman who was brought high by the Lord.

That's what He does with people who never stop believing and who never stop trusting in Him for their lives. Are you crying and praying to the Lord? He has more in store for you too. Believe it.
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