“Speak For Yourself” by Kirk Hunt
And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
1 Samuel 3:10 KJV
Read also 1 Samuel 3: 1–12
Samuel the Prophet of God was not always a mighty man of God. “Hannah’s boy” fetched, carried and did the menial tasks. God of course saw his sincerity and loyalty, and spoke from heaven.
It was a sleepless, confusing night. Samuel recognized the Voice that spoke with authority and familiarity. More than once He reported to Eli the High Priest, the closest and most familiar voice of authority Samuel knew.
Samuel answered the call from Heaven. “God, I am listening.” A young boy began a life-long dialog with God, just like that. All he had to do was speak for himself.
The best relationships with God are a dialog. The Master of all creation wants back-and-forth with the least of us. God wants give-and-take with you.
The great Prophet started his real walk with God the night he spoke for himself. No High Priest or electronics required. If a pre-teen can have a private conversation with God, so can you.
Stop where you are. No matter your past or present, God wants to talk with you about your bright and joyous future. Answer Him for yourself. He has words for you.
Think: God calls to me. How will I answer?
Pray: “Lord, I want to speak with You.”
Copyright © July 2012, Kirk Hunt