Day 98

Today’s Reading – I Samuel Chapters 1-3

The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”   
I Samuel 3:10 NIV
Are-You-All-EarsSamuel heard the Lord’s voice but he thought it was Eli.
In these days, it was rare for the Lord to speak directly to people.
We do not know whether Eli had ever heard the Lord’s voice, but he taught Samuel the proper way to reply to the Lord -“Speak, for your servant is listening.”
How often we long to hear from God.
I wonder how many times we have missed God speaking to us because we did not know how to respond – “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

We fill our days with “noise” and while others speak we devise our responses.

We pray asking God to speak, but we rarely pause to allow God to speak.

May we learn from Samuel to respond – “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Tomorrow’s Reading – I Samuel Chapters 4-8

 

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I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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