How Do I Make Space to Hear God?

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Pastor Keren Swilley preaches about how to make space to hear the Lord even when believers may think that the Lord is not speaking.

1 Samuel 3:2-10 New Living Translation
2 One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. 4 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?” “I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did. 6 Then the Lord called out again, “Samuel!” Again Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?” “I didn’t call you, my son,” Eli said. “Go back to bed.” 7 Samuel did not yet know the Lord because he had never had a message from the Lord before. 8 So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?” Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. 9 So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back to bed. 10 And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”

  1. Even though Samuel didn’t recognize God voice, it did not mean
    God was not speaking.
  2. I must have people in my life that can help me distinguish God’s
  3. Samuel made space to hear God more.

Principle: Whatever you make space for becomes the priority.

Principle: Isolation of God’s voice requires intentionality and removing other things.

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How Do I Make Space to Hear God?

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