Week 3 Running with the GiantsJuly 5, 2020 / Raymond Hudson
RUNNING WITH THE GIANTS
How-To Tune Your Ear To God’s Voice
Theme Scripture: (Hebrews 12:1 NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Luke 2:52: Jesus and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Wisdom Insight#1: wisdom is always Reliable, Unchanging, Strong and Trustworthy
Proverbs 2:1-7— My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.Tune Your Ears To Wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
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1 Samuel 3:1-10 — “Meanwhile, the boy Samuel served the Lord by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon. One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle[a] near the Ark of God. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel! “Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?”
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.” 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. And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”
Wisdom Insight#2: The Lord will to us in more ways than we think.
5 LESSONS FROM ELI AND SAMUEL
1. Be in the right PLACE at the right TIME.
Take Out Your Connection Card
2. Make It A Priority To Spend Time With God
Pick A Time, Pick A Place, Make It Consistent
3. Learn How To Patiently WAIT On God
Stop Talking And Thinking And Wait On The Lord
4. Don’t Just Hear God’s Word, APPLY It
Commit To The Proverbs Challenge
5. Seek Godly Accountability For What’s HIDDEN.
Surround Yourself With People Who Will Tell You The Truth