“Here I am. You called me!” (1 Samuel 3:4 ERV) Oh how this sounds like me when I was first learning what God’s voice sounds like. When I first read and heard this reading I remember thinking that it was quite funny; how could Samuel not tell that this was not Eli speaking to him? I found it hilarious that each time he was awaken because Samuel thought he heard Eli calling to him, Eli calmly (until probably the last time) told him that it was not Eli calling him and to go back to bed. He probably thought that Samuel was quite stupid or silly.
I often find myself doing similarly. Often times I think I hear Mom or Steven calling me and I look about and don’t see them or I come running in the room where they are and asking, “Yes? What did you want?” and they promptly tell me, “I didn’t say anything” or “I didn’t call you.” and I feel embarrassed to say the least.
Still, I can’t help thinking that this is such a wonderful story and what I constantly say to God now; “Here I am; You called me!” and I eagerly await what it is that God wants of me in that particular instance.
I hope to hear what He wants of me now as I take many new steps and look for ways to improve my current situations in various areas of my life. “Speak, LORD. I am Your servant, and I am listening.” (1 Samuel 3:9 ERV)
Love and prayers!