Tag Archive | Samuel

Exodus 3:4 ” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ “

“Here am I.”  It’s a well used statement made by many great people of the Bible when called by God.  In Genesis 31:11 when God summoned Jacob, he answered, “Here am I.” and so did Abraham in Genesis 22:1.    In I Samuel 3:4 the young Samuel answered God’s voice with, “Here am I.”  And when Isaiah was being commissioned, he also replied to God’s call with, “Here am I.”   There’s so much meaning within those three little words.  It says, “It doesn’t matter what You have for me to do, great or menial, I’m happy to serve You Lord.”  It also says, ” I desire to do Your Will Lord, not what I want.”  Three little words of submission that force us to set aside ourselves, pick up our Cross, and follow Him.

I Samuel 1: 27-28 ” I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked Him. So now I give him to the Lord.”

Hannah was barren and had pleaded with the Lord for a child…and God gave her Samuel. But she also realized that her little boy still belonged to the Lord, so she dedicated Samuel to God’s service. When we pray and implore the Lord for some special thing in our life…and then receive it, we too must also remember…it still belongs to Him.