Good Listener


Train yourself to hear God’s voice regardless of where you are in your life.

I Samuel 3:10

Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Train yourself to hear God’s voice regardless of where you are in your life.  God is a God who communicates with His people and He wants to communicate with you, but it requires you to listen.  In the story of Samuel, God called out to Samuel three times before he realized it was God calling him and not Eli calling him.  But once Samuel “knew” it was God speaking, Samuel said to God, “I am listening.”  Are you listening?  Have you trained your ear to hear God’s voice?

Throughout the Old and the New Testament, God “talks” to His people.  He wants to talk to you, but you have to train yourself to hear His voice.  Jesus said,  “His sheep follow him because they know his voice.” (John 10: 4) In order to distinguish God’s voice from others, you must spend time with Him.  You must learn who He is and what He is all about.  Think about when you take your child to the play ground and there are lots of children playing.  At the end of the time,  you call out to your child that it is time to go—your child “knows” your voice and listens and obeys.  Do you know your Master’s voice?  It’s not too late to learn it.  


Father, Thank You that You want to speak to me, either through your word, through others or to me directly.  God, You are amazing!  I want to hear Your voice.  I want to know when it is You that is speaking to me.  Teach me Lord—I am willing and able to learn.  Give me an Eli in my life that will help guide and show me when it is You who is speaking to me.  

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