“Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” 1 Samuel 3:10 (NKJV
If you want to deepen your intimacy with God your fellowship time should be considered. God speaks to us throughout the day but we miss most of His words because we are focused on the cares of this world. Training our ears to recognize His voice is vital to our spiritual maturity. A deliberate attentiveness and attitude of “Speak Lord, I am listening” should to be evident.
It took three calls from God before Samuel acknowledged His presence. How many times has God called out your name only to find a deaf ear? And today, how many times will He call before you recognize His voice? Once you do hear His voice…. will you set aside your busyness and fellowship with Him? The choice is always up to us. I hope you decide to bask in the glory of His presence.
I lift up this reader and ask that You sharpen their desire to fellowship with You today. May he/she purpose in his/her heart to set aside time to patiently wait for You to speak. Refine their ability to recognize Your voice. Grant them understanding when You do speak and an obedient heart to accept Your wisdom, encouragement, and leading. Amen.