A Deeper Level
1 Samuel 3:1-19
This passage of the scripture tells us about a young man called Samuel who ministered about God but had not had a personal encounter with God yet.
In 1 Samuel 1:4-10, we learnt that the Lord called Samuel in a dream three times, but Samuel did not know that it was the Lord calling him.
Instead, Samuel went to his master Eli three times asking if Eli had called him. When Eli realised that it was the Lord calling Samuel, Eli asked Samuel to go back to sleep, and if he heard the Lord call his name again, he should simply say; “speak Lord for your servant is listening.”
This story is unique because the way God called His servants of old has not changed from our present dispensation today. The truth is that, just as The Lord called Samuel but he did not know that it was the Lord calling him, many of us are being called but we mistake God’s voice for someone else.
Some people do not even hear the voice of The Lord because the worries of this life has invaded their minds.
If you want your life to change in a way that you can have a better understanding of how to deal with your daily chores, and walk in the blessings of God, there are four things you need to do.
1) Clear your mind to hear from God – Matthew 13:22, “Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful”.
2) Seek God first in everything you do – Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”.
3) Make out time to listen to The Lord – 1 Samuel 3:10, Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”
4) Be willing to obey the directions of the Holy Spirit – Isaiah 1:19,”If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land”.
When we take these simple steps in our daily lives, we will not only be blessed materially, but we will have a deeper level of understanding in fellowship with Christ.