Do you have any hopes for the New Year? What are they?Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Do you have favourite places you like to visit? Or places you find you come to again and again? You might question why you go there. God can meet you in your favourite place or any place. You might come alone, or with people you love.
The light from the Lord’s lamp was beaming and formed light shades and grey shades here and there. Sounds of sleep could have been the only sounds, yet, someone started speaking. Who? It was late in the night. Did Eli have something important to tell Samuel. ‘Speak Lord. Your servant is listening.’ Samuel would learn to hear the voice of the Lord.
God was doing something beautiful for Sarai. He saw her and her situation, but it was not that God was making her dreams come true, they were God’s dreams. Would He give her the gift of motherhood? At least He would start by changing her name. What does that mean to you, if God says, hey I want to change your name?