1 Samuel 3:19-20 (NKJV)
So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the Lord.
I love Samuel’s call narrative. It starts with his mother Hanna’s desperation to have a son. She promises if God gives her a son she will dedicate him fully to the Lord. God grants her requests and Hanna weans him and leaves him at the temple. He grows and hears the voice of God. He becomes the last judge, major prophetic voice, and leader of Israel. The language here is powerful. “The Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.”
When Jesus spoke people were amazed. Often saying, “He speaks with such authority!” Time with God is time receiving what should be said and what shouldn’t. Many people talk. Many people carry around their respective soap boxes and look for opportunities to stand on them. When people are promoting themselves their words fall flat and on deaf ears. But when the Lord is with you God will not let any of your words fall to the ground. “With-ness” gives prophetic potency to our dialogue.
Lord be with me so none of my words fall to the ground.
Questions for Meditation
Have you ever thought about how being with God effects how you speak?
Do people respect what you say?
Now pray God would give you a mind and heart to speak what’s Godly.