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VOICE OF GOD
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Thursday, Jun 30, 2022

Uncomfortable zone:

1 Samuel 3: 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli. And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.

It was during a dark period of rebelliousness, callousness and carelessness among the people, that God chose to come down and speak to a little boy Samuel. Therefore the state of our surrounding doesn’t matter, God is still looking for someone who would be willing to hear His voice and patiently listen to Him without distractions. You can live in a ‘black hole’ of wickedness surrounding you, but still God can reach out to you if are passionately desiring to hear Him.

Now look where Samuel was lying down, the Bible says, “Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was..” Wow, there you are! Samuel was in the right place to hear the voice of God! He was away from his home, lying down alone in the temple, attending to the work of word in the temple and sleeping where the ark of God was, but look where Eli the priest was during that time, read: “Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well.” Did you see that, Eli was lying down comfortably in ‘his place’, while the boy was alone in the temple of the Lord. Awesome! Awesome! Moreover not only Eli’s eyesight had become dim but is insight had also become dim due to careless, lazy dozing. People who had been doing great work for God when they were young and robust would slowly doze off when they get older; however, men like Rev. Reinhard Bonnke, the man who set Africa on fire for God, would come online and preach to people with fire even after they cross 80 years. Rev Bonnke said: “God always works with workers and moves with movers, but He does not sit with sitters. “ Ah, that’s a good one!

Cluttered and engulfed with social media networks and umpteen other distractions, today people are not ready to read more than 3 words, they scroll past your words, but still they sit and read the article of some crack who talks about making million dollars. Have you watched words shrink for convenience, OKAY becomes just ‘K’, now even that has vanished replaced with emojis. Sad. God just cannot show up for people who do not want to strain and go the extra mile to hear the voice of god! I have preached in zoom meetings where the video of all the participants were muted, did you hear me, yes, all of their videos were muted. I spoke to EMPTY boxes. We need to arise and wake up others too who are slumbering!


 

 

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