Listen to the Saints

Tuesday January 20th 1 Samuel 3: 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD : The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. 8 The LORD called Samuel a third time, 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.' The Lord may have spoken directly to Samuel, but it was Eli that helped it make sense of what was happening. So it is with us. God speaks to many, if not all of us, it is just that most of us don’t know it or don’t hear the voice of God. It is through the other saints in the world that we begin to make sense out of that calling. Listen to the saints in your life, what are they saying to you? Through their voices, what do you feel most called to do? Most of the time it takes a community to discern the voice of God in our lives. Solo Christianity is more about keeping your mind closed than your ears and hearts and souls open.  Solo Christianity is all about the “Me” in this world and could hardly be called Christianity.  True Christianity is about the “We” in this world and how we learn to get along and listen to one another and pray for one another.  So if you are a solo “Me” Christian, you might want to pray that God helps turn your world, or at least your “M” upside down.


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