Amid all the noise of each day, God still calls people to speak, act, and live in ways which proclaim God’s love and justice. These tasks may not be easy, but God’s Spirit empowers us to persevere in these tasks. The real question may be, are we listening to God’s voice, or do we give in to less worthwhile noise?
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. traditional worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
God Calls Samuel, 1 Samuel 3:1-21 October 15, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, 1 Samuel 3:1-21, God Calls Samuel
Monday, 1 Samuel 4:1-11, The Ark of God Captured
Tuesday, 1 Samuel 5:1-12, Philistines and the Ark
Wednesday, 1 Samuel 6:1-16, The Ark Returned
Thursday, 1 Samuel 8:1-18, Israel Demands a King
Friday, 1 Samuel 9:27-10:8, Samuel Anoints Saul as King
Saturday, 1 Samuel 15:10-34, Saul Rejected as King
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
(1 Samuel 3:10)
It takes several tries before young Samuel realizes that the One calling him in the night is God, rather than his master Eli. But delivering the message will prove even trickier.
- Tell of a time God called you to do something you were reluctant to do. (When was it hard to do the right thing?)
- How did you find the courage to do it?
- Wonder: How would your 11-year-old self have responded to a call by God?
PRAY: God who call us, your call comes often when we do not expect it. Incline our ears to hear what you are saying, and grant us courage to do what you ask. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God grant you courage to come when called. Amen