"Transforming Lives Through The Love of Christ"

Engage the Word – February 6, 2015

1. Before you read, quiet your heart for one minute of silence

2. Read the following Scripture: 

1 Samuel 2:1-5

1 Then Hannah prayed and said: 

“My heart rejoices  in the Lord;
    in the Lord my horn[a]  is lifted high.
My mouth boasts  over my enemies, 
    for I delight in your deliverance.

2 “There is no one holy  like  the Lord;
    there is no one besides you;
    there is no Rock  like our God.

3 “Do not keep talking so proudly
    or let your mouth speak such arrogance, 
for the Lord is a God who knows, 
    and by him deeds  are weighed. 

4 “The bows of the warriors are broken, 
    but those who stumbled are armed with strength. 
5 Those who were full hire themselves out for food,
    but those who were hungry  are hungry no more. She who was barren  has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.


3.  Pause for another minute and let God speak to you in your silence
What is He saying to you?
4.  Read the following Scripture:
1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit,  if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete  by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:1 – 4
5.  Pause for one more minute and reflect upon what God is speaking to your heart in this moment. How does this relate to my life? What does God want me to do with this today?
6.  The Gloria
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.  World without end.