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devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Friday, Apr 29, 2022

I smile at my enemies!

1 Samuel 2:1”And Hannah prayed and said: " My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.”

There is something undeniably lovely to sleep in the wee hours of the morning ….! I can see gleeful faces acknowledging my statement. Hang on, I have not finished yet; I crucified the urge to sleep and I woke up very early to pray, while it was still dark….however, there was an oppressing spirit that was hovering over my head, bringing negative thoughts to my mind and smothering my passion to pray. I took immediate action, I selected some upbeat spiritual songs and started singing loudly…I tell you, I felt joy surging in my heart. I kept praying non-stop for the next one hour. The Bible reading portion that day was from the book of Samuel and one line simply touched my soul, Hannah’s song: I smile at my enemies! I kicked the enemy of oppression with joyful songs that day! Hannah did that too. She said:I smile at my enemy! Man, it’s powerful! Get ready to break into a jig this morning……..and rejoice in the Lord! Glory to Jesus!

Friend, Hannah is introduced to us as a weeping, mourning woman but she took a determined step in her life that gave her a new title. What is that? Mother of prophet Samuel! All of us love that name Hannah, don’t we? Well, what was the step that she took? Walking into the presence of the Lord! I want some of you to be touched by this message, I get ammunition to fight the enemy from my prayer. Let me tell you, when you have an encounter with God, you can surely smile at your enemy like Hannah! Clap your Hands for God!

Friend, earlier the devil knew how to provoke Hannah through Peninnah and make her cry and sob, but now Hannah got into the presence of God and was able to smile at her enemy.  Likewise, the enemy knows crystal clear which button to press, who to raise to upset you, to make you lose your cool and to frustrate you.  So today don’t give the enemy a chance to irritate you, instead get into the presence of God, forgive people and move on……

May be you have a court case to face, may be your colleagues are mocking you, may be you have people attacking you from all fronts, may be your own family have disowned you, may be there is marital problem facing you like a mountain, may be you are suffering from prolonged illness………..whatever, today get into the presence of God which would give you the energy to smile at your enemy.

God bless you!



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