4 .. When the Lord called, Samuel! And he answered, Here I am.
5 .. He ran to Eli and said, Here I am for you called me. Eli said, I did not call you; lie down again. So he went and lay down.
6 .. And the Lord called again, Samuel! And Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, Here am I; you did call me. Eli answered, I did not call, my son; lie down again. 1 SAMUEL 3 : 4 – 6
PAY ATTENTION !! .. GOD HAS SOMETHING HE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU !!
God Has Something He Wants To Tell You !! .. Can You Hear Him ? .. Can You Feel Him ?
In 1 Samuel 3 ..
You read that God started calling Samuel .. But .. As this began to happen
Samuel thought that it was his master Eli who was calling to him ..
Samuel heard his name called twice, and both times He ran to Eli, and
both times Eli said to him ..I did not call you.
After this happened for a third time, it was Eli that finally realized that it was God who was calling to Samuel !!
What God had done was He called Samuel in a voice that was familiar to him, so that Samuel did not get frightened !! ..
Samuel was used to hearing Eli’s voice .. So .. When God called to him, it
sounded just like Eli !!
God Used A Sensitivity And A Gentleness With Samuel !!
And .. When He speaks to you, He wants you to hear and listen to Him .. So .. As He did with Samuel, God will also speak to you through a voice that you will recognise .. It may sometimes sound like your own
voice, or perhaps it may sound like the voice of someone you know.
The Most Important Thing For You To Remember Is That When God Speaks To You It Will Always Be In A Voice That Will Bring Peace And Comfort Into Your Heart !!
How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you are just not sure which way to turn ?
You have no answers and you feel lost and confused !!
You have prayed to God and you are desperately waiting to hear from Him .. When Suddenly .. Your Pastor at church says something or your friend phones you and shares something with you .. And .. Once you have heard the words spoken by that familiar voice, it made you feel a sense of peace, as though you were given the direction or the correction that you have been praying for !!
Now although you may have heard the words spoken through a familiar
voice .. What you are really hearing is God sharing His Word with you !!
The Holy Spirit Has Guided The Words !! .. From the mouth of the person with the familiar voice who spoke them to your ears that were desperately
waiting to hear from God your Father.
Besides God speaking to you through some familiar voices .. There are times when He will also communicate with you using His small, still voice.
So How Exactly Will You Be Able To Recognise God’s Small, Still Voice ?
Simple !! .. You Purely Need To Listen !! .. Pay attention and listen
to the little whisper that comes from your “inner-man“.
Now in certain situations when you do hear from your “inner-man“, it
may feel as though you are talking to yourself .. But .. Remember that God’s words spoken into your spirit are always filled with a wisdom and a knowledge that you could never have on your own !!
God Is Trying To Talk To You .. All The Time .. And .. Yes You Can Hear Him !!
Pray and ask God to speak clearly to you .. Then .. Listen to your
“inner man“ or your conscience .. And .. Wait for God to speak to you !!
In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart] .. Psalms 5 : 3
God is an awesome Father, Who communicates with you in a variety of ways.
Communication that God wants to keep simple for you .. So .. The majority of His communication will be God speaking directly into your heart through peace .. Or .. the lack of it !!
If you have peace in your heart, peace in your spirit and peace in your conscience about choices, decisions and actions you plan to take .. Then .. You can take comfort in the fact that God is letting you know that you may continue and move forward with your plan.
But .. If you do not feel an absolute calm and peace in your heart, there is a definite word from God to Stop, Rethink, Pray and Wait .. Wait a little longer until His peace rests upon you.
God will also speak to you through wisdom and common sense .. God will never, never, ever lead you into doing anything silly or foolish !!
God only speaks to you the things that are written in His Word .. So .. He will never, never, ever ask, tell or advise you to do anything that does not agree or line up with His Word !!
Remember !! .. God has several methods to communicate with you ..
Through a person’s familiar voice .. Through your “inner-man” .. Through peace in your heart .. and .. Through His Living Word.
GOD IS TALKING TO YOU .. ALWAYS !!
So .. Start praying seriously !! .. Ask God to speak to you .. And Then .. Begin listening for His voice !!
Learning To Hear God’s Small, Still Voice Will Totally Transform Your Life !! .. He Has So Many Fantastic Things To Say Especially To You !!
PRAYER IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN PANIC AND PEACE