Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 321

From Handbook to God’s Promises


1 Samuel 3:10: Willing to Listen

In order to hear the Lord’s message, Samuel gives up his assumption about who’s speaking, stops running to and from Eli, and opens his heart to what the Lord might have to say. It’s a mature approach for a young boy, and a good three-step pattern to follow if we want to hear God’s voice. That is, we’re to disregard our preconceived notions about how God speaks, pull away from our busyness, and abandon our reluctance to heed God’s instructions. When we listen for the Lord with a servant’s attitude, willing to obey whatever He says, it’s amazing what we’ll hear.