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1 Samuel 3:1-20

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1 Samuel 3:1-20

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By Lois Parker Edstrom

1 Samuel 3:1-20

Today’s Old Testament story is about a young boy named Samuel. God called to Samuel while Samuel was resting, but Samuel did not recognize that it was God. He thought it was an older man, Eli who called to him.

Eli told Samuel he believed it was God who had called him, so the next time Samuel heard his name being called he said, “I’m listening God.” Indeed it was God. God spoke about his plans for Samuel’s life.

The story tells us that “Samuel grew, and (God) was with him…”(3:19). Samuel became famous as a prophet, a person who could speak about the ways of God.

As you grow, think about the plans God may have for your life. We all have special gifts and talents. Figure out what your strengths and talents are. What do you love to do? What inspires you? Study and learn about many different things. Pray and listen for direction.

When you understand who you are and what you love, you will be able to make good decisions about what you want to do with your life. You will find work you enjoy and that will help others. Grow with God.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan