Attentive, Receptive, Responsive.

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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-21

Yesterday as I read 1 Samuel 3, God focused my attention on Eli's hardened and unyielding heart. But today as I read this same passage, it was the attentive, receptive and responsive heart of young Samuel that drew my attention. What a contrast between these men who were both in the service of God at the temple.

Once Eli explains to Samuel that who he hears calling him is God, Samuel is expectantly tuned in and attentive to God's voice. Then when God calls him, Samuel immediately receives God's message. First thing the next morning, Samuel obediently delivers the entire scary and extremely difficult message God gave him to Eli ("So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him" [vs. 18]).

What an appealing example young Samuel provides for us. God, help me be like young Samuel--attentive, receptive and immediately responsive to Your prompting and instructions.

When it comes to being attentive to God's guidance, calling and direction, how would you say you are doing? What would help you be even more tuned in to God? What about being more receptive and responsive? What's one lesson you noticed or learned from Samuel's example? Tami

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Tami, I want to say your prayer too.

" This is my prayer too:"God, help me be like young Samuel--attentive, receptive and immediately responsive to Your prompting and instructions."

What stood out to me in this passage, was God's grace towards Eli and his sons. God has not changed.

I notice, Samuel was surround by religious objects,lamp of God,in the temple of God, and where the Ark of the God were.but yet he was not servant of God. We can go to church,sing the songs,say prayers and be lost too.

I desire to have a more receptive and responsive relationship with the Lord when I read the Word and pray.First I need to ask the Lord to speak to my heart and my response to Him must show in my prayers and willingness to obey His voice to His plan.

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