Thursday, December 22, 2011

Knowing When God is the One Speaking, 1 Sam 3:1-10

Dear Friends
At the beginning of 2011 we began a study of What God calls us when He calls our name or the names of the believer.
We have reached the end of that study. I am resending our first devotional and trust God has blessed you along the way as you have learned to know what he says about you.
After Christmas I will send you an email with the good news of what we study in 2012. It has been our delight to do these studies and to hear back how God has been working in you as a result of His truth growing in you. It has been our honor to be an encouragement to you.
Remember He is your source in every area of life, spirit, soul (mind will and emotions) and body. He provides His life and your provision in every area!
May God richly bless each of you!
Wayne Newcomb
Founder of Abba's Glory
1 NOW THE boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. The word of the Lord was rare and precious in those days; there was no frequent or widely spread vision.
2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had dimmed so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place.
3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was lying down
4 When the Lord called, Samuel! And he answered, Here I am.
5 He ran to Eli and said, Here I am, for you called me. Eli said, I did not call you; lie down again. So he went and lay down.
6 And the Lord called again, Samuel! And Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, Here am I; you did call me. Eli answered, I did not call, my son; lie down again.
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord was not yet revealed to him.
8 And the Lord called Samuel the third time. And he went to Eli and said, Here I am, for you did call me. Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy.
9 So Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down. And if He calls you, you shall say, Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel answered, Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening. AMP_
Discerning the voice of God and His Spirit and knowing the difference between His voice and the voices of the world, our flesh or the devil is an important part of every believer’s life. One of the keys to discerning the voice of the Lord is knowing Him and knowing what He says about us. We will be able to enjoy the fullness of our salvation and life in the Kingdom of the Son when we better understand what God says about us throughout the Bible.
This week either on paper or on your computer make three columns and for the heading over the first write what others have said about you, for the heading over the second write what you say about yourself and for the heading over the third write what you think God says about you. To help keep this exercise short limit each column’s list to no less than three and no more than ten items that apply to the heading for that column.
Do the things in each column agree or are their differences between what others say or have said, what you say and what think God says?
Keep this list so that you may compare each week what you are learning about what God says about you, to what others have said, what you say and what your initial list of what you think God says.
(c) copywrite: Wayne Newcomb 2011,

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