Due to a surge of erratic volatile events that the world is undergoing, our daily schedules, routines, and lives are subject to change suddenly. Consequently, I’m sure you will agree that if there ever was a time to stop and purposefully listen to what the Lord is saying—it’s NOW.
We sing songs, pray, and read Scriptures asking the Lord to order our steps. Yet, many people spend most of their prayer time informing God about situations, instead of listening to El Shaddai, Lord Almighty’s instructions in this season of spiritual warfare. We need divine wisdom on how to survive through this strange terrain.
Speak; for thy servant heareth (1 Samuel 3:10b).
When God first called Samuel, Samuel thought his mentor, Eli, had called him. After this happened the third time, Eli realized the voice that called Samuel was God’s. So Eli told the boy, if He calls you again, say: Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. (See 1Samuel 3.)
Is God calling you?
God is constantly communicating, so expect to hear from Him. Since He speaks in several ways, we must be open to receiving various forms of communication, including but not limited to: circumstances, people, nature, dreams, visions, peace, inner knowing, and of course, His Word. Some people have even heard His audible voice.
In the case of Samuel, he listened and obeyed God; therefore, because of his dedication and faithfulness, he was used mightily. Samuel did what he was placed on earth to do; now it’s our time to be used. Don’t miss your turn!
When I read your weekly comments, I can tell we agree that God’s prophetic Word is unfolding right before our eyes as things are heating up and closing in on earth. As a result, it’s time to listen and receive instructions on what God wants His people to do in this hour. And when we receive the call, by faith, our response should be like Samuel’s, “Speak; for thy servant hearth.” Like a friend of mine would say, “It’s just that simple.”
It’s time to listen—and obey!
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.