Missing His voice…

18 Sep

This morning I read I Samuel 3:1-10. You know the story. It’s about Samuel who thinks that Eli is calling him. Eli finally instructs him to answer God, who was the one making the house call, by saying, “Speak Lord for thy servant heareth.”

But it was this line that jumped out at me today.

“The Lord came and stood there,

calling as at the other times….”

It got me thinking. How many times has God tried to get my attention but I missed it? How many times did I not recognize his voice because of the din of other things crowding Him out?

It’s time for me to be quiet…and listen…so I don’t miss His voice.

P. S. I’ve been missing someone else’s voice, but today he was back in his chair. (Ken is home. Thanks for praying yet again.)


Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Family



5 responses to “Missing His voice…

  1. Doug

    September 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Glad to see you back home safe and sound!

    • Ken & Anne

      September 19, 2012 at 5:42 AM

      Thanks, Doug. It was a technically challenging trip but we were able to accomplish some real neat things for the MTTs as they begin the process of translating the Old Testament. It’s nice to know we had a little part.

  2. Aunt Flo

    September 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    I LIKE seeing that empty chair filled by the person it was meant to be filled by – – is that grammatically correct Mr. Teacher? You must have been reading Daily Bread because we had the same devotional this morning.

    • Florence Ginter

      September 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      what’s moderation? And how does it get accomplished?

      • Ken & Anne

        September 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

        Hi Aunt Flo,
        I think what you are referring to is the process of making comments on our blog. A comment has to be “moderate” by Anne and I to allow it to be posted. Otherwise, anyone could write a reply and say anything and it would go straight to the blog website. That could prove to be an embarassment. So, I’ve set it that we have to authorize, or “moderate” all replies to comments.

        I suspect that is where this question is coming from. If not, please write again.

        We always enjoy hearing from you.


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