Holy Listening


Devotion:  1 Samuel 3:9-10

As a servant of the Lord, when you cry out to Him, do you take time to listen for His voice?  We make our petitions and then hurriedly go on about our day.  Your Heavenly Father’s eyes are searching to and fro, looking for those whose hearts long to be completely His.

God always has something to say.  Always.  He wants you to listen with the ears of a disciple.  Suppose all His children would say to Him; “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening?”  I believe we would see some amazing things happen, in His response to our petitions and requests.

Further down in 1 Samuel 3, Eli asked Samuel what the Lord had spoken to him.  He also said, “Do not hide it from me.  May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that He told you.”  Although Samuel was afraid to Eli concerning his vision; he obeyed.  “As Samuel grew, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.”

The Lord longs for you to participate in Holy listening.  He wants to speak to you about everything concerning your life: your family, your friends, your church, your neighbors and your world. There is nothing too small or too great; to talk about with your Lord.  He cares about the tiniest of details in your life.

Isn’t it amazing to think, that the Creator of the Universe and you; wants to speak with His created beings?  He created you for fellowship with Himself.  Just begin to talk to Him, as if He were walking right beside you.  He is.  Talk to Him as if He hears every word.  He does.  Then begin to practice Holy listening, expecting Him to speak to you.  Say to Him, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”

Prayer in Motion:

Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.  For Your voice, I am waiting. I do not want to lag behind or forge ahead.  I want to listen with the ears of a disciple.  I will obey all You say do.  In Jesus Name. Amen!







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