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?
- A heart prepared and made ready by the Holy Spirit can hear and receive God’s word.
- You can never be too young (or too old) to hear and receive God’s Word with faith.
- 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.
- 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.
- God is concerned to get our full attention before He speaks, so we will not miss any of what He as to say.
- If we cannot make sense of what God is saying to us, we should seek out help from others of mature faith and godliness.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.