1 Samuel chapter 3
This was a very
special revelation for Samuel,
as we read in
V:1, "The word of the Lord
was rare and
precious in those days; there was
or widely spread vision."
God called Samuel
three times before Eli perceived
it was the
Lord speaking to him. Samuel did not
Lord at this stage (V:7). How often has
called out to us, but we have not heard Him,
recognized it was He that was calling us?
has God laid on your heart to pursue? A
or 'vision' He has given you. Of course
to have discernment, to know if it is of
of ourselves. But I think that anything
area of 'ministering' to others and
the gospel' must be of God. I believe
gives us real 'passion' in our hearts
'dream' or 'vision'.
It must have been hard
for Samuel to tell Eli
everything the Lord
spoke to him about. Sometimes
there may be
times like this where we need to
something the Lord has shown us. In
that, I don't believe that God is in the
of 'gossiping'. If he gives somebody a
knowledge', I believe it is for the
helping that person, maybe to come
to know Jesus,
or in an area they need healing.
Eli must have
perceived that God had something
to say. Even though it wasn't
great for him,
He recognized it was from God
and it was His
will. He accepted
Samuel had a sensitive spirit and was
to listen and obey. We, too, need to have
spirits, willing to listen and obey.
We need to
remain in-tune with God. We all have
a purpose and
a destiny. God has created us for
a reason. If you
are still unsure of what God
wants you to do - 'Ask'.
He will show you. He
wants us all to rise up to that
which He is
calling us to be functioning in it.
think God hasn't got anything for you to do.
the contrary, He has an awesome plan for
life. If you have a 'dream or 'vision'
God has laid
on your heart, why not take steps
today to make it a
reality. Pray that God will
direct you and show you
what you need to do to
make it happen. He will
begin to open doors.
Watch and see what the Lord
will do - when we
heed His call.
© By M.S.Lowndes.
You may like to read this
Timing relating to this
devotional. Also a brief devotional called God Calls And Equips
For God's gifts and His
call are irrevocable.
[He never withdraws them
when once they are
given, and He does not
change His mind about
those to whom He gives
His grace or to whom
He sends His
call]. ~ Romans 11:29
Lord, may we heed the
You've placed upon our lives,
up and begin to fulfil
The dreams we have
© By M.S.Lowndes.
If you would like to read some brief Christian devotionals on various topics, click on, 'Topic Inspirations', or if you would like to read a selection of bible scriptures categorized into different sections, click on, 'In God's Word'. To return to the 'Women’s Devotionals' index page, click on the 'back' button below. Remember, there is more Christian poetry in the Christian Poetry Pages section.
If you would like to send this page to a
friend, put their email address in the box
below. It will open up an email message
box, just like sending an email.