1 Samuel 3 tells the story of God speaking to Samuel during a time when it was uncommon for people to hear from God. "Samuel served the Lord by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon." - 1st Samuel 3:1
I wonder if we find ourselves in a similar place today?
Not that God isn't speaking...more like, it's uncommon for people to recognize God's voice from all the others crying out for their attention.
We're like Samuel who confused the voice of God with the voice of man.
"Suddenly the Lord called out, 'Samuel!' 'Yes?' Samuel replied. 'What is it?' 5 He got up and ran to Eli. 'Here I am. Did you call me?'" - 1st Samuel 3:4
We need to hear from God.
We need to be able to recognize God's voice.
The question isn't, "Is God speaking?"
The question is, "Am I developing the art listening?"
This weekend we'll be kicking off a 3 week series called "The Lost Art of Hearing From God".
This would be a great series to invite someone who's needing to hear from God to join you for worship.
I hope you'll plan on taking time to listen in and see what God might have to say to you!