Samuel heard me calling him, but he didn’t know it was me. He ran to ask Eli what he wanted several times. Eli finally understood that I was speaking to Samuel and counseled him to be still and turn his attention to me and keep listening.
I promised that my sheep would know my voice. Do you always know when I am speaking to you? If you are unsure, the advice that Eli gave Samuel is just as applicable today. If you think that this is an important matter and that you would benefit from instruction and practice you are right. If you ask of me I will send an Eli into your life to teach you how to hear my voice.