“So Eli told Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel'” 1Samuel 3:9-10 NIV
Read: 1Samuel 3:1-21
It’s 2 a.m. and you are startled awake by what sounds like a banging on your window. A creak in the night, a loud boom or an unknown whisper can all be times of fear or of doubt. Our heart races as we check out the sounds. Were we sure of what we heard or was it simply our imagination?
There are times we question what we hear. There are other times we simply we ignore what we heard. Often, what we ignore is what we should pay more attention.
When GOD talks to us, we can hear HIM in many ways. GOD can talk with us through HIS Word. HE can talk to us in a whisper that we barely hear or through a thunderous voice. And yes, HE can awaken us in the middle of the night to talk to us. Some have heard an audible voice of GOD, while most can feel HIM talking to us through our hearts. In all cases, the voice of GOD is very real. We can also hear GOD through the words and actions of others. If GOD has your heart, you can hear HIM tugging your heart.
How does GOD talk with you? Do you even know of all the times GOD is communicating with you? Are you paying attention to all the help GOD is attempting to give you or are you so busy doing things your way, living an earthly life, that you are ignoring GOD?
GOD is calling. Isn’t it time you answered HIM? HIS call is more than a bump in the night. What may seem like a banging on your window at 2 a.m. may be GOD getting your attention… answer HIM!
Today’s prayer: “My GOD on high, Thank YOU for calling to me even when I am ignoring YOU. Thank YOU for all YOU are doing for me. Today, I am going to listen for all YOUR calls to me. I want to hear YOUR voice in my heart! Amen.”