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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

People of Purpose

In 1 Samuel 3:1-18 there are three things that Samuel did that we as God’s people must to do as well.

1. Realize God’s voice when He speaks to us through the Bible, other believers, or the Holy Spirit. His plan needs to be our plan, and His ways our ways. Let’s covenant to be like Samuel who said, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”

2. We must answer God. Eli said, “He is the Lord; let Him do what is good in His eyes.” We need to listen, even if what He tells us is not what we want to hear.

3. We need to be about His purpose, and that comes through obedience. Our text says, “the Lord said to Samuel; See I am about to do something.” God is always doing something and we need to be a part of it. Church it is time to get off the sidelines and get into the game.

“The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground.” Isn’t that a great picture of how we should be in the Lord, Not letting our words fall to the ground? We should pray that we would be so focused and intentional in our daily walk that everything we do will bring praise, honor, and glory to God and Jesus Christ, His Son, and our Savior. Amen?  Then just like Samuel, the world will recognize that we love and serve Jesus everywhere we go, and in everything we do.

This year let us strive more than ever to be God’s people of purpose.

Be wise today and all year long.