The importance of seeking and aligning with the will of God

I do agree, by virtue of scripture, on the importance of seeking and aligning with the will of God.


In 1 Samuel chapter 1, the story of Hannah illustrates the importance of seeking and aligning with the will of God in the context of family. Hannah, despite facing personal challenges, sought the Lord’s will earnestly. This aligns with the biblical principle of prioritizing God’s will as the highest desire for the home/family.


Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV):

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”


This passage emphasizes the importance of trusting God and seeking His guidance in all aspects of life, including family matters.


Matthew 6:33 (NIV):

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”


Jesus implored us His followers to prioritize seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness, assuring that God will provide for our needs.


Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Seeking God’s will involves committing decisions to Him. This brings divine guidance and ensures that the family makes choices aligned with God’s purpose.


Psalm 133:1 (NIV) – “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

Seeking God’s will fosters unity within the family. Shared values and a common purpose based on God’s guidance contribute to harmony.


The example of Hannah and these biblical references underscore the idea that the will of God should be the highest desire for the home/family. Seeking and aligning with God’s will brings divine guidance, blessings, and a foundation of faith for the family.

Prioritizing the will of God leads to blessings

Any family that prioritizes the will of God will enjoy the blessings of a happy home with godly children. The following are the benefits of doing God’s will as a family: 1 Samuel 1.


  1. God’s will leads to blessings and joy. Even though Hannah was barren, she persistently prayed for a child, believing that it was God’s will for her. When God finally answered her prayer and gave her Samuel, it brought great rejoicing (1 Samuel 1:10, 19-20). Seeking God’s will aligns us with his purposes and results in blessings.


  1. God’s will empowers us to honor our promises. When Hannah made a vow to dedicate any son she bore to the Lord’s service, she sought God’s will. By doing so, she fulfilled her promise when Samuel was born (1 Samuel 1:11, 24-28). If we follow God’s plan for our lives, we can fulfill the commitments we have made to Him.


  1. Putting God’s will first can lead us to greater things. In the Bible story of Hannah and Samuel, Hannah prayed for a child and dedicated him to God. As a result, God used Samuel in amazing ways as a prophet, priest, and judge to lead Israel (1 Samuel 3:19-21). When we prioritize God’s purposes over our own, we can find more meaningful ways to live our lives. 


  1. Her recognition of God’s will. Hannah, from the book of 1 Samuel, recognized that children are gifts from God and should be stewarded for His glory. When parents prioritize God’s will in their lives, it teaches their children to do the same and live for God’s glory instead of their self-interest.


  1. God’s will gives a sense of meaning and mission. Elkanah supported Hannah’s vow and Samuel’s dedication, unifying the family in a shared vision to serve God (1 Samuel 1:21-23). Prioritizing God’s will gives families a primary sense of meaning and mission.

How can one biblically make money grow? 

How can one biblically make money grow? 


 Prov 13:11 says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but he that gathereth by labour shall increase ” 


This implies that ill-gotten wealth shall surely decrease, cease to grow, or even multiply but that which we work for will increase.


By this, we are encouraged to work to make wealth and not get wealthy through dubious means as it has no positive result. It is only the wealth obtained through a rightful means that God can breathe on and cause to multiply or increase.


 To justify this, Prov  10: 22 says, the blessings of the Lord maketh rich …

 It is when God blesses us that we can become rich or wealthy. Our God is not a God that supports iniquity, therefore, He will only support and bless those whose means of livelihood is genuine.


 On the other hand, wealth gotten through the wrong means or source will add sorrow and certainly diminish with time because God is not in it.


In conclusion, we can make money grow by working for it and not amassing wealth through dubious means.

Yes, the will of God should be the highest desire for the family

Yes, the will of God should be the highest desire for the family.


Yes, the will of God should be the highest desire for the family.In 1 Samuel 1, we see a woman called Hannah who had never borne a child before. God’s will for her was that she should be a mother to many. Even though this promise tarried, we see Hannah set her heart like flint until God’s will was realized in her life. We also see her husband, Elkanah stick with her without flinching until God’s will was actualized in their lives as a family. As they waited on God for the fulfillment of His promise and actualization of His will, He answered this, right on time.


After God’s will was actualized in their own lives as spouses, Hannah, with her husband’s full approval, also aided in fulfilling God’s will in the life of their son, Samuel, whom we all now know as one of the greatest prophets in the Bible. He never let any of God’s Words fall to the ground (1 Sam. 1:22-28, 3:19).


Now. take a moment to imagine if they did not earnestly desire God’s will for them? Or worse, that they got tired of waiting for God’s will to be accomplished?


The will of God is what He wants for us. His Word tells us that it is a good, pleasing, and perfect will (Rom. 12:2). If indeed it is good, which it is, actualizing this will should be the highest desire of any family. This is because we can only find true fulfillment, hope, joy, and the enjoyment of God’s unlimited blessings in His will as individuals and as a family. 


Also, it is only in God’s will that we can find direction when we know not what to do as a family; instruction for the betterment of the home; hope for the future; comfort when every member is down and feels like giving up; light in the dark; and the strength to keep the family bond together.


How then do we know this will?


God’s will for us is found in His Word. That is His plan for us and what He desires for us to do. Hence, a family that earnestly desires the will of God as the highest authority should be ready to submit to the Word of God as their greatest authority.


God can also speak His will to us as we commune with Him. And the better we know Him, the more He reveals Himself and His will for us, to us (John 14:21).


Sometimes, it is true that it is not easy for us to wait on God for the actualization of His will for us as individuals, not to mention as a family. However, it is important for us to encourage one another and keep on trusting God, because He has never failed and will never fail.


To end this, a family that will enjoy all-round success, favor, blessings, and grace is one that will earnestly seek the will of God as their highest desire.