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B90X2016D20 1Sam 3 “Speak God”

 

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The boy Samuel is now living at the temple with the High Priest Eli. The Bible says that the revelation of the Lord was hardly seen or heard.

However, the Lord choses to speak to Samuel.  Thrice, the Lord calls Samuel.  Samuel hears him, but thinks he is hearing Eli. The first two times Eli kind of blows him off.  The third time Eli picks up that it is the Lord speaking and tells Samuel to respond, “Speak, God. I’m your servant ready to listen.”

A fourth time, the Lord speaks and makes himself present with Samuel, standing before Samuel.  Imagine that, the message is so important that the Lord manifests himself and his presence is tangible in Samuel’s bedroom.

This statement caused me to ask myself a few questions.

Who in my life do I run to thinking it is them speaking when it is God?  Do I mistakingly have someone else’s voice masquerading as Father? Whose voice do I find myself more attuned to- another persons or Gods?

When Father speaks, do I know it is him? And, am I able to listen for his voice and recognize it as such? Could I handle Father standing at the end of my bed telling me something akin to what he says to Samuel?

And am I his servant? Would I call myself that? Is servant a title I often use of myself when talking to God? Is servant a title I use of myself when talking to anyone else?

Finally, am I ready to listen? Do I take time to listen to the Lord? Am I able to hear his voice clear enough that I can say, I can hear the voice of God when he speaks?

I am going to take some time reflecting on this statement and see if there is something the Lord wants me to learn from it.  I want to hear the Lords’ voice. That is a particularly specific presence of the Lord in my life.  I don’t ever want to miss his voice.  I don’t want to miss a significant turn in my life and end up a different direction than I am supposed to be.  I want Father’s presence in my life. How about you? Blessings.

Day 41 B90X (Ps 45:16- 69:21)

The most important book to have hidden in your heart when the train is coming.

The Psalms are Such Great Reading, Eh Saints?  I love it, they are the best.

 The Psalms were written over a thousand-year period across the whole range of Old Testament history. We find prayers to God by individuals as well as prayers designed for corporate use.  Some arise out of historical or personal circumstances, while others address particular liturgical contexts.
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Day 29 B90X (1Chron 1:1- 9:44)

Another beautiful January morning for us to enjoy Saints~ 

 It may seem today that you are repeating yourself and you wonder why in the world we would be reading something so similar to something written before.  Why would the Holy Spirit consider the books of 1st and 2nd Chronicles to be included in the Bible if they are duplicates?  Let’s look closer at what is going on.

The books of Chronicles are uniquely special.  They possess a richness of texture and and interpretative challenges that surpasses that of most OT historical books.  Much of the richness is due to the close parallel to the four books previous to them.  Fifty percent of Chronicles is the same material found in Samuel and Kings.  Yet in actuality, the remaining 50% which is not found in the previous four books, contains the rich theological and spiritual material so important to its hearers and us today.
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