1 Samuel 3
As a Christian, you have the ability to hear the voice and direction of the Holy Spirit for everyday life. Faith is defined by Hebrews 11:1, while faithfulness is defined as a consistent lifestyle of making right choices. Samuel demonstrates an ability to hear God’s voice even when he doesn’t recognize the Lord.
V.1- Samuel served the Lord. This was in spite of the fact that Eli was a blind old man who could not keep Samuel from leaving his presence if he so chose to do so.
- 8- Samuel was faithful. Three times, Samuel heard the voice of the Lord, and three times, he got up and responded to the Lord’s call.
- 15-18- Samuel was courageous. Samuel’s first words from the Lord were difficult, but as an obedient servant, he held nothing back from Eli.
Samuel’s actions provide 3 faith clues to hearing the voice of the Lord.
- Are you serving the Lord with your whole heart? Does your lifestyle reflect one whose relationship with Christ is grounded in God’s truth? Consider Luke 10:27.
- Are you faithful? Many people can become successful. Significance comes from being faithful in doing small things well. Read Hebrews 12:14-15.
- How are you expecting God to work through your life? Now faith is being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you do not see (Heb 11:1). To truly live life, courageous expect Jesus to direct your everyday steps. Mediate on Jeremiah 29:11.
God’s written Word (logos) and spoken word (rhema) reveal the active, living voice of the Holy Spirit (Heb. 4:12). Are you listening?