Let the Hannah’s arise!
Releasing a Clarion Call, let the Hannah’s arise!
by: Janel Sain
Where are the Hannah’s? Those who will fast and pray until the Lord moves in their lives? Those who will cry out in desperation until they give birth to destiny?
You can read this story in Samuel chapter 1. Hannah was a barren woman, and had come to a point in her life, that she could stand it no longer. Within Hannah, arose intense desperation! She knew that she was created to bring forth life. She knew it was her destiny! She could remain unproductive and fruitless no longer! She had become so sick and tired of her barrenness, that she was moved to action! The Lord had put within her a vision of her destiny! (Just like He has placed a vision for your destiny inside of you!) Hannah fasted, prayed, and shamelessly went to the temple to seek and cry out to the Lord. While she was intensely crying out in desperation, the priest, Eli, accused her of being drunk. She told him that she was not drunk, but rather a woman of a sorrowful spirit. Eli told her to go in peace, that the Lord would grant her petition. How did she respond to the word of the Lord? She moved in faith! What is faith? Faith is believing, trusting, and having confidence in what you have not seen. Hannah left the temple, ate, and was no longer sad! She had broken through! She heard the word of the Lord, and responded with action! I do not think that Hannah had any idea that she was going to give birth to a great prophet, who would impact their culture in such a drastic way! This desperate woman brought forth a son, Samuel, who would grow into a powerful man of God, and later become a prophet to the first king of Israel, king Saul. Samuel was also a prophet to Israel’s second king, king David, from whose lineage our King, Jesus, was born. Talk about fulfilling destiny!
Its time to travail! A woman must go through extreme travail, in order to bring forth life. Travailing can be painfully difficult and burdensome work. There may be immense struggle throughout the transition, and one must exert extreme effort in order to bring forth life. Travailing cannot be taken lightly! It requires intense focus! We must become unsatisfied with our barrenness!
It’s time to pray! It’s time to fast! It’s time to press in! It’s time for the barren to cry out in desperation! We must travail until Christ be formed in us! Even creation cries out for the (mature) sons of God to manifest! What are you called to bring forth? What ministry and destiny are you supposed to fulfill? What were you created to do? God wants to use you to impact our culture! He wants His Name to be known and glorified through you! What is birthed in desperation and covered in prayer and fasting, will produce great fruit for the Kingdom! Ponder this, What if Hannah had not pressed through, sought the Lord, or travailed in prayer and fasting?
God has given words, plans, and strategies from His heart that He wants to birth through you! You were created to bring forth destiny! Let the Hannah’s ARISE!
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your God. Isaiah 66:9 The answer is NO! With God all things are possible!
My prayer for you this day…
That you would hear the clarion call and respond with action, that you would be filled with desperation to fulfill the destiny for which you were created, that you would be led by the Spirit in all things, that faith would arise in your heart, that you would learn to travail until Christ be formed in you and impact culture for the glory of God! That you would shut yourself up with the Lord, seek His face, His heart, His plans, and follow His instructions. That you would bring forth much fruit, that the Lamb would receive the reward of His suffering! I call forth destiny in Jesus’ holy, wonderful, worthy Name! Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord. Praise, you servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore! From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised! Psalm 113:1-3