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Here I Am

  • The child Samuel ministered to Yahweh before Eli. The word of Yahweh was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision. It happened at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to grow dim, so that he could not see), and the lamp of God hadn't yet gone out, and Samuel had laid down to sleep, in the temple of Yahweh, where the ark of God was; that Yahweh called Samuel; and he said, Here am I.' 1 Samuel 3:1 WEB

    The flickering of the lamp still gave light to the room where Samuel was sleeping. He was now about twelve years old and was serving at the temple. That night the Lord began to speak to him. The high priest of Israel was sleeping just a few doors down that night, but the Lord spoke to young Samuel instead.

    When we want something done, we like to speak to those at the top. God will often go the other way, and start at the bottom. It is not the position that you hold that determines who the Lord will speak to. If that were the case, then the Lord would have spoken to the high priest that night instead of the little servant boy. God looks at the heart, the inner person (1Samuel 16:7).

    I once heard a preacher say that God will never speak to you about those 'in authority' over you, but he was simply to trying to stem gossip in that church. That is near cultish thinking and hubris to think that God is your pet, and that He will only speak to those that you permit Him to. This verse immediately came to mind. God speaks to whoever He wants to, without getting our permission to do so.

    Will the Lord speak to you? Absolutely, 'My sheep hear My voice' (John 10:27). Remember to check it against scripture and know that He will always confirm His word in various ways so you will know that it is Him. You just need to say: Here I am!

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I am listening today. Speak to me in a way that I understand and confirm Your word to me. I want to walk closer with You, to know You and Your ways better. Break me out of whatever is holding me back. Here I am Lord, use me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Ladies, today is "Thankful Thursday" at the "Ladies in Distress" group, a weekly event where we share our gratitude to our God with the ladies in the group. If you would like to join, you can find this group and others under the Groups list on the site menu. We pray that you all have a blessed Thursday!

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: June 1, 2017

Amen. If Yahuah used an ass to speak to Balaam, he can use me or you.

June 1, 2017
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Paula Hatcher
Paula Hatcher

Amen! This is a great reminder that we look on the outside, but God looks at the heart. He longs to spend time with us

June 1, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

My ears are open to hear you Father in Heaven!!  Thank you for the Blessing of this day!  Amen!!

June 1, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

June 1, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

June 1, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Here I am Lord ,let me serve you at your will. Amen.

June 1, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Bravermanedited: June 1, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sCkT5cLWCM&feature=share

A song to accompany today's message,

June 1, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Beautiful song, Roseanne, thank you <3!

June 1, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Your welcome :)

June 1, 2017
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

Here I am, Lord!

June 1, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Here  I am My Lord, hear My prayers. Amen.

June 1, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

June 1, 2017
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Lanette Mccray
Lanette Mccray

Hear I am Lord!! Amen

June 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I am listening today. Speak to me in a way that I understand and confirm your word to me. I want to walk closer with you, to know you and your ways better. Break me out of whatever is holding me back. Here I Am Lord, use me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

June 1, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I am listening today. Speak to me in a way that I understand and confirm Your word to me. I want to walk closer with You, to know You and Your ways better. Break me out of whatever is holding me back. Here I am Lord, use me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.<3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion, for todays devotion. You and Sylvia, have a blessed day Father, keep Pastor Dion, and Sylvia, always safe in your loving arms. You know what they need please always take care of what ever it may be. In Jesus, name. Amen. <3

June 1, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. Pastors prayer: Heavenly Father I am listeneing today. Speak to me in a way that I understand and confirm Your word to me. I want to walk closer with You, to know You and Your ways better. Break me out of what ever is holding me back. Here I am Lord, use me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

June 1, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

June 1, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I am listening today. Speak to me in a way that I understand and confirm Your word to me. I want to walk closer with You, to know You and Your ways better. Break me out of whatever is holding me back. Here I am Lord, use me. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 2, 2017