Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 3 and Psalm 4
Good Morning, it’s Monday again! Did your team win last night? I must admit that I didn’t watch a single minute of the “big game” as my husband and I were traveling all weekend. In fact, to be quite honest, what I want most right now is my bed and my Netflix! It’s not always easy to discipline yourself to put Him before your perceived needs. As I’m sitting down now to write, the house is quiet and I’m actively for each of you. Asking God to speak and give me some words that will reach each of you in a personal way. Today, we read about young Samuel. He’s lying down and resting when he hears his name, “Samuel.” It doesn’t occur to him that God could be speaking directly to him. We might expect that an audible call from God would be given to the high priest Eli. Instead, God calls him again and then once more before Samuel responds:
“ And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.” 1 Samuel 3:10
Despite the fact that Eli was older and more experienced, God chose to speak to Samuel. God’s hierarchy is based on faith, not on age or position. God uses His faithful followers as channels to spread His word. Samuel felt inadequate. He didn’t expect that God could or would use him to advance His word. And there it is. Just as I began this journal entry tonight, lost on how to bring light and life to His word, He showed me the way.
“Speak, for your servant hears.” 1 Samuel 3:10
We are all inadequate in God’s eyes. Whether we are in a position as a pastor or new Christian just learning the way to fellowship with Him. Those of you that have been reading my posts for the past few years know that I am that new Christian. I often feel that I have no business sharing my faith much less writing about it. But today, God sets an important example. He will speak to those who are listening. All we need is to quiet our mind and heart and He will speak. As you begin your week, maybe a little bit tired from your football festivities, take a moment to stop and listen. Wait for Him and He will speak. It’s easy to take to our beds and turn on the Netflix but what He wants is for us to take time to truly be with Him.