Mothers Devotionals Day 10 - Give God Your Son!
1 Samuel 1:11 Making a vow, she pleaded, “Lord of Hosts, if You will take notice of Your servant’s affliction, remember and not forget me, and give Your servant a son, I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and his hair will never be cut.”
Every godly mother, at some time or another, must confront the question: “Will I trust God with my child’s life?” This is not a question of life or death; that’s relatively easy since we have no power over it anyway. No, this is dealing with something much harder than losing or keeping a child and watching them grow. This question is about a willingness to die to your goals and aspirations for their life. It requires releasing them completely to God and then watching them grow up to become whatever God wants them to be. What if it’s to be a missionary to some far off place in the world? What if it’s a son becoming something other than what the parent always thought the son should be?
Hannah pledged to give the Lord her son in return for God’s favor in giving her that son. She faithfully did so, and it impacted the future history of the entire nation of Israel. Will you give your son to God today? Will you trust God with your son's life? Do you believe that God can do more for your son's life than you ever could?
Like Hannah, will you vow to give your son to God?
Can you let go of the plans you have for your son and let god handle his life?