“And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, 'Samuel! Samuel!' And Samuel said, 'Speak, for your servant hears.'" - 1 Samuel 3:10 ESV
When was the last time that you just stopped and listened to the voice of God? Often, our prayers are filled with what we're thankful for and what we'd like God to do for us or for others. However, for this relationship to work, it needs to be a two-way street.
Because I get busy and can easily get caught up in the work that I feel God has called me to do, I far to often stop listening for how God wants to speak to me during and through the everyday situations of life. However, what we see in this passage from Samuel is a posture that we must intentionally emulate. A posture that invites God to speak as we, His servants, listen. It's a posture that values quietness because we know that what God has to say is more important than anything we could say. And it's a posture that seeks to hear and find God's voice all throughout the day, not just during our morning or evening prayers.
Lord, help me to hear your voice today. I invite you to speak just as Samuel did. And I quiet myself so that I might hear. In Jesus name I pray. Amen