Friday, May 19, 2017

The Barren Woman weeps - - Because she has no Babies

A New Born Baby

The Barren Woman – is heart broken - - Because she has no Babies !  The Bible lists several women who were barren, but God heard their cry and answered their prayer.
We have been praying for our city as we weep because we need some NEW BORN again Christians. This post is a review of our lessons on Wednesday at Open Door Church.
Genesis 11:30 “Now (Abraham’s wife) Sarah was barren; she had no child.” 

Genesis 25:21 “And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.” 
(In this case it was the husband who prayed for his barren wife.)

Judges 13:3 “And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman (Sampson’s mother) and said to her, “Behold, you are barren, but you shall conceive and bear a son.” 

1 Samuel 1 - - Hannah, Samuel’s mother had no children - - so she wept and silently prayed with only her lips moving, but God heard her cry.

Luke 1:7 “But the (Priest Zachariah and his wife) had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.” 

Isaiah 54:1 ““Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.” 

A barren woman knows deep sorrow, because she desires to have a child.  We can see that in each of these Bible instances, God intervened and caused each woman to bring forth children. 

These stories are speaking about literal human babies.  Today I want us to consider Spiritual new Born Babies who need the “MILK” of the Word, and as they grow in Christ are ready soon to digest the MEAT of the Word. 

1 Peter 2:2   As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1 Corinthians 3:2  I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, because you weren't ready for it. And you're still not ready!

You have heard people commenting about the cute babies and make remarks, how they wish they could stay little all the time.  Honestly that would be a shame for that to happen, because babies are supposed to grow, learn, mature and become self sufficient.

Babies are messy - - they are noisy they fuss and scream when you want them to be quiet they throw up, need their diapers changed, need you to nurse and feed them because they can’t hold a spoon.

When they begin to crawl, they put things in their mouth that should not be there, babies want their own way and let you know it.
Babies must learn good manners, to be polite, and obey rules so we make provision for them to be taught.  Some things they will learn by experience the hard way.

The sad thing is when an adult still has to be spoon fed, and given a bottle, or a pacifier to make them happy.

Hebrews 5:14   But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

We must get ready for an influx of new babies (new born again Christians) who will need to begin with the basics from God’s Word. 
It is time each of us make preparations to become a “Mother (or father) in Israel” for those who need a mentor to teach and help them along the way.    It is time for us to review the Basics ourselves so we can assist others.
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Here are 4 essential steps to move you forward toward spiritual growth. Though simple, they are vital to building your relationship with the Lord.

Step 1 – Read your Bible daily.

Find a Bible reading plan that’s right for you. A plan will keep you from missing anything God has written in His Word.   

Step 2 – Meet together with other believers regularly.

  • The reason we attend church or gather with other believers regularly (Hebrews 10:25) is for teaching, fellowship, worship, communion, prayer and to build one another up in the faith (Acts 2:42-47).

Step 3 – Get involved in a ministry group.

Most churches offer small groups and many ministry opportunities. Pray and ask God where you should “plug in.” It’s the people who really “get plugged in” that find their purpose and soar in their walk with Christ.

Step 4 – Pray daily.

Prayer is simply talking to God. You don’t have to use big fancy words.

There are no right and wrong words. Just be yourself. Give thanks to the Lord daily for your salvation. Pray for others in need. Pray for direction. Pray for the Lord to fill you daily with His Holy Spirit.  You can pray with your eyes closed or open, while sitting or standing, kneeling or lying on your bed, anywhere, anytime. So begin to make prayer a part of your daily routine.

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1 comment:

Lux G. said...

This is giving me so much hope! Thank you, Hazel! Have a great weekend.