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SUMMARY OF OCTOBER 16 LESSON - Hannah
(provided by Alfonso Ozaeta Sr.)

A lot of people struggle with a sense of self-worth and a feeling of low self-esteem.

In the face of realities that seem frighteningly overwhelming, challenging and unfriendly, a possible, probable and unwelcome perception is that we are a nobody.

Through the story of Hannah's real life experience, the story of a woman with no claim to greatness, a story with more to it than meets the eye, God invites us to look beyond the obvious, encounter His point of view and discover relevant truth and answers for today:

     (i)   Do I think that nobody loves me? God loves me and that is what counts!

     (ii)  Do I think that I am worthless and not important? Because I am important to God, I am important!

     (iii) Do I think that I am a nobody? Because I am somebody to God, I am somebody!

Summary of body of lesson:

Sunday -- . Until we encounter God's point of view and discover the truth about Him, ourselves and our circumstances, our human perceptions tend to adversely impact how we see and relate to each other, how we see ourselves, and how we see and relate to God. The barren phase of Hannah's marital experience in her culture led to the perception of being under a curse, unimportant and a nobody.

Monday -- In our struggle to overcome the perception of being a worthless and hopeless nobody, the feelings of hurt, bitterness, and despair can be made worse by those who are closest to us. This may occur intentionally or unintentionally. The sooner we "hit rock bottom", the sooner we may feel the need to take action and reach out for help. Hannah eventually came to a point where she decided to take action and reach out for help. She reached 'out' to God for help!

Tuesday -- Despair has reached a critical point when it drives us to take action, to a willingness to be vulnerable, to a 'liquid' state, to that point where we are able and willing to open up and pour out ourselves. The action we take may be dangerously hurtful or miraculously helpful! Hannah chose to open up and pour out herself to God.

 Wednesday -- When a felt need and burning desire for what seems beyond reach is miraculously met or being finally met, watch out for a joyful outburst in song or noise! It happened to Hannah. She encountered God's point of view, discovered the truth about God, herself, and her circumstances and praised Him in song!

 Thursday -- The discovery of who God really is and who we are in His eyes should inspire in us a willingness to place our greatest treasures in His hands for His service. Hannah put her trust and son in God's hands. That investment really paid off -- for her, for Samuel and for Israel!

 Friday -- Like Hannah, each of us has the opportunity to encounter God's point of view, discover who He really is and who each of us is in His eyes. We count because we do to Him; we are important and we are somebody because we are to Him!