My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John10:27
Tune your ear
A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:8-10
In today’s modern world we have many lines of communications that connects us to one another enabling us to maintain good relationship with our family and friend. One effective way of communication is through telephones that help us hear our loved one’s voices.
When we are in constant touch with people, we are able to recognize them no sooner we hear their voices on the other end of the phone and we address them by name. The other day, I called a friend after a lapse of time and he could not recognize my voice. This is how it is with the Lord. If we are not in constant touch with Him we will not be able to recognize God’s voice.
In the case of Samuel, he had never heard the voice of God and He mistook the voice of the Lord to the voice of Eli, whom he was familiar with. We too could make the same mistake if we are not familiar in hearing His voice.
There are at any given time three voices that we can hear; our own voice, the voice of the evil one and the voice of God. When we spent time with His word we become accustomed to hear God’s voice and clearly distinguish it from the other two voices.
Dear Lord let thy word teach me to hear your voice and may my ear be inclined to listen to you. Amen
Theo & Manju