Not A Prophet

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The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the LORD. The LORD continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.   (1 Samuel 3:19–21, NIV 1984).

My Musings – I am no prophet (nor have I played one on TV). Far from it.  The only thing I have in common with Samuel is both our names begin with an “S.”  Nor am I a trained theologian that might make my musings all that worthwhile to read.  But I have in the past stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.  I have a realtively small group that follow my blogs, modest when compared to others bloggers that I have seen.  But in nearly three years of blogging God has permitted my “Dan to Beersheba” to reach from Algeria to Zambia (eighty-nine countries in all) with nearly 25,000 views (mostly the United States).

My constant hope is that God will “[reveal Himself to [me] through His Word” in my musings, and that as they go out around the world that “He [let’s] none of His words fall to the ground.”  My words very well may fall to the ground, and likely do more often than not, but may the “word that goes out from [His] mouth…not return to [Him] empty, but will accomplish what [He] desire[s] and achieve the purpose for which [He sends] it.” (Isaiah 55:10–11, NIV 1984).   So whether to few or many, to those near or far away, that will be “fruitful labor.” for me. Just being a small part of it.

My Advice – Actually a request.  Pray that I will be faithful to God’s word in all that I write, and that I will “speak” the truth in love, with humility and grace.  To God be all the glory!