“Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.”
The child Samuel was very pious, meek and humble in his service to Eli, the priest, before the Lord. Because of how serviceable he was, he never missed a call from his master. He was so much attentive and obedient to everything he was instructed to do. He made his bed very close to where the ark of God was. Because of where he lied, he clearly heard the voice of God. He positioned himself at the exact place where the presence of God can be felt.
He lied daily before the presence of the Lord. There was never a day that he wasn’t before the Lord. No wonder he became one of the greatest prophets of Israel. The problem with today’s Christian youth is the lack of the spirit of serving. Instead of serving, they want to be served. If you learn how to obey and serve, you’ll be fit to rule and lead. God is looking for those who possess a servant’s heart to make them leaders. His heart is after those who will remain in his presence even if they don’t hear his voice. He is seriously searching for those who will wait until they’re truly called by Him without complaining.
Beloved, it’s time to lie before God, don’t just walk before His presence, make your bed there. It’s time to be willing to serve with a pure heart. Serving God and man is the ultimate purpose of every human on earth. Make your bed before the ark of God!
PRAYER: I will lie continually before you, Lord Jesus. For in your presence is joy unspeakable and eternal pleasures.