As Robert Herron once said, “Good listening is like tuning in on a radio station; you can only listen to one station at a time.” That principle is true for listening for a word from God. You can only listen to one voice at a time. If our ears are always full of the sounds of the world, it will be very difficult for us to hear the voice of God.
Samuel was living during a famine for a word from God, and yet God wanted to speak to him. At first, he didn’t recognize His voice. But it didn’t take long for him to learn to listen. Hopefully by observing Samuel, we can learn some les-sons today on how to hear from God, even when there is a famine and a word from Him is rare.