O Lord, may I lie down next to you. May I arise by your side.
In those days the word of the Lord was rare. There were not many visions. Samuel did not yet know the Lord. The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. (1 Samuel 3:1,7)
Lord, may your words be plentiful, not rare. May you give me vision after vision of your glory, your will to come, your work to be done. May I know your voice and hear your voice above all others.
“If the Lord calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” (1 Samuel 3:9)
Lord, call upon me. Speak my name. Open my ears that I might hear.
The Lord was with Samuel as he grew. The Lord let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. All recognized that Samuel was a prophet of the Lord. The Lord continued to reveal himself to Samuel through his word. (1 Samuel 3:19-21)
- Samuel lay close to God, right beside him. May we also remain so close to our Father that we feel his breath against our cheek.
- At first Samuel did not know the voice of God. May we spend so much time in our Father’s Word that when he speaks, our ears instantly burn with the excitement of revelation, vision, and inspiration.
- When we hear God speaking may we reply, “Speak, Lord, I am listening.” And may we then give our full attention to the revelation he gives.
- Like Samuel may we expect our Father to be with us at all times.
- May the Lord let NONE of our words inspired by our Father fall without bearing fruit.
- May we watch for the Lord to reveal himself to us through his word.
- May we expect the Lord to honor us.
Those who honor me I will honor. (1 Samuel 2:30)
Lord, be with me as I go and grow today. Let NONE of the words you speak through me fall to the ground without bearing fruit. Reveal yourself to me through your words. Honor me in order that you may be glorified.