1 Samuel 3:21
The LORD continued to appear in Shiloh, because there He revealed Himself to Samuel by His word. And Samuel’s words came to all Israel.
When God spoke to Samuel, He revealed Himself to Samuel. God does the same for us today. When He speaks to us, He reveals a part of His character to us that draws us closer to Him and enables us to know Him more intimately. We can confirm God’s voice to us by His word. There we will find Scripture that validates the very part of His nature that speaks to us.
If we are feeling guilty and condemned, God will speak His grace to us. If we are feeling rejected and unloved, God will speak His acceptance and unfailing love to us. If we feel hopeless and that the enemy has triumphed, God will speak to us from His greatness. Whatever our area of need may be, God fills that void with an attribute of His character that overcomes a particular weakness in us.
Notice that the LORD continued to appear in Shiloh because there He revealed Himself to Samuel. Shiloh means tranquil. God spoke to Samuel in a tranquil place – a safe and peaceful place. We often try to hear from God in the midst of raging storms and chaos. Here we are tempted to act quickly and irrationally. We fail to hear God speak when there is too much noise and distraction in our lives. God chooses to speak in a tranquil place, where we can be sure it is His voice we are hearing.
Today, seek a quiet, tranquil place to hear from God. Don’t let the pressure from trying circumstances dictate your faith. Find yourself a Shiloh, and determine to meet with God daily in that place. You will find He will meet you and reveal more of His amazing character to you to meet every need you have.
Have a blessed day!