21 October 2018

1 Samuel 3:1-21

The all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise transcendent God broke His silence and chose to speak to a little child in Samuel.

What cam we learn from this for hearing God speak to our hearts?

  1. A heart prepared and made ready by the Holy Spirit can hear and receive God’s word.
  2. You can never be too young (or too old) to hear and receive God’s Word with faith.
  3. God may not always speak with an audible voice, but He knows our name, He speaks our language, He wants a personal relationship, to be on a first name basis with each one of us, so as to speak directly into our situation.
  4. God has a way of making Himself heard and know amid the clamour and busyness of life, if only we have a heart to listen and receive.
  5. God is concerned to get our full attention before He speaks, so we will not miss any of what He as to say.
  6. If we cannot make sense of what God is saying to us, we should seek out help from others of mature faith and godliness.
  7. The prayer: “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening” is a humble prayer that expresses a heart attitude of complete surrender and willing acceptance of whatever it is that God may want say to you that is absolutely essential to unconditional obedience in every circumstance.
  8. When God speaks a word that is hard to receive or proclaim, He also provides all that is needed to receive it and to proclaim it.
  9. God’s willingness to continue to speak to and through a person is dependent upon our proving faithful with what He has already entrusted to us.