Learning to listen for God’s voice takes practice and discipline. This week’s focus passage and session material offers some insights into ways people hear God speaking in their lives. In the story of God’s call to Samuel, age forms an interesting dynamic as Eli, the aging priest, is put in the position of handing on the mantle of leadership to Samuel, a young boy. Through the story of Samuel we realize that God calls people of all ages. Pray that people will continue to hear God’s call in their lives, and be able to give and receive encouragement from each other as they explore experiences of call. What does “being called by God” mean for you? Who in your life has helped you recognize and respond to God’s call?
O God, you have searched me and known me
~ Psalm 139:1