Samuel: Day 2

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DAY 2: Speak Lord, I’m Listening

Think about it: On a scale of 1-10, how well do you listen to the voice of God? How well do you listen to others? 

For most of us, we don’t listen very well. When we listen, we often do so while thinking about how we’ll respond, not to understand. We listen to hear what others are thinking, but not to understand their heart. If we were being 100% honest, we would all admit that we can grow in our ability to listen. 

In 1 Samuel Chapter 3, young Samuel finds  himself in a position in which he hears God, but doesn’t recognize His voice. Samuel is young and inexperienced, and likely expected God to communicate more directly with Eli than with himself. 

But this is one of many situations throughout the Scriptures in which God shows He will speak to and/or through unexpected people in unexpected ways. 

As you read today, consider this: Do you take intentional time to listen for the voice of God? How well are you able to recognize His voice? 

READING & JOURNALING:

     1 SAMUEL 3:1-21

Do you take intentional time to listen for the voice of God? How well are you able to recognize His voice?

How may God be inviting you to speak into the life of a family member, colleague, or friend? Have you considered God may use you in unexpected ways to tell others about Him? 

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

Read: Genesis 3 & 4

Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from “7 Arrows”, (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I confess that I don’t always spend time being intentional to listen for Your voice. I commit this day to Your will. And I pray that You will lead, guide, and direct me on the path before me. As I listen to Your voice today, I invite You to use me, God, to speak into the lives of others. Provide me words of encouragement and affirmation to share with others, in the same way You speak words of affirmation to me. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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