Eli finally realized that it was the Lord who was speaking to Samuel. So he said, “Go back and lie down! If someone speaks to you again, answer, ‘I’m listening, Lord. What do you want me to do?’”
Once again Samuel went back and lay down.
The Lord then stood beside Samuel and called out as he had done before, “Samuel! Samuel!”
“I’m listening,” Samuel answered. “What do you want me to do?” – 1 Samuel 3:8-10 CEV
I think I hear God most clearly when I go to bed. Initially, the review of the day runs through my mind, but then there’s that quiet time afterwards where my mind is still enough to listen … this is when his call is most obvious to me. Not that I don’t hear God throughout the day, but when I am most quiet is when I hear him the most. Sometimes it requires that I get out of bed and write what God has laid on my heart. At times, it is a call to pray.
It’s difficult to hear God when there’s a lot of noise going on in our lives. It takes a choice to be still and listen carefully for the voice of the Lord. It’s amazing what we hear when we do that.
God speaks to us is many ways. How do you hear God’s voice?
Prayer: I’m listening, Lord. Speak to my heart. Amen
Faith Tip: Take some time today and be still. Let God know that you’re listening.