Today's devotion is based on 1 Samuel 3:8-10, "And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, 'Speak, LORD, for your servant hears.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant hears."
In today's passage, we see Samuel hearing God's voice while lying in bed, still and quiet. This teaches us two important things. God speaks to us in the stillness. We often try to hear God's voice amid the busyness and noise of life, but it is usually in the stillness that we hear Him most clearly. Make time each day to be still and quiet before God and listen for His voice.
We also need to be open to hearing God's voice. This means being willing to hear what He has to say, even if it is not what we want to hear. It also means obeying Him, even when it is difficult.
Please pray with me: Lord, help me to be still and open before You. Help me to hear Your voice and to obey You, even when it is difficult. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.