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October 11, 2015 - The Only Safe Place to Store What Is Most Important in Life - I Samuel 1:21-28

posted Oct 13, 2015, 6:24 AM by Grant Garber
Main Thought
Those of us who pray keep asking God to give us our dreams.  Ironically, God keeps asking the same thing.  He wants to know if we will give him our dreams.

  • In prayer it doesn’t really help to make deals with God.  Deals assume that you have something that the other person wants.
    • But God doesn’t lack or need anything.
  • God never takes our deals seriously.  It is not the reason He delivered you.  He delivered you only because, out of the mystery of His will, that was His choice.
  • Hannah gave her dream back to God.  What about your dream?
  • You can only enjoy the things you don’t possess.
  • One of our greatest mistakes is to define life by possessions.
  • Our families don’t belong to us either. 
  • Samuel isn’t just some mother’s son.  It is the name of whatever it is that you are clinging to today.
  • The best way to get over your fear of losing things is to go ahead and lose them.  Lose them to God.
  • Until your heart is set completely on God, it doesn’t matter how wonderful the rest of life is, it will never be good enough.  But when the heart has first been given to God, then everything else is received as a blessing from His hands.
Pastor Jim Spon | Exodus 19:1-6, 16-19