The Little Child Within You

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:

The Little Child Within You

“Now Samuel was ministering before the Lord, as a boy”

1 Samuel 2:18

What a beautiful heart Samuel had, that he wanted to minister to the Lord so much.

His mother Hannah, had dedicated him in prayer to God and had left him with Eli the priest, “and he worshiped the Lord there” (1:28).

His father, Elkanah, went home to Ramah, “but the boy ministered to the Lord” (2:11).

Oh may we learn now, what Samuel seemed to know even as a boy, that is, to always draw near to the presence of God and minister to Him, no matter what.

Samuel was not from the tribe of Levi, of the priests; his father, Elkanah, being “an Ephramite” (1:1). Samuel “ministered to the Lord” (2:11) in the spirit of God’s word to all the nation of Israel, when He had delivered them out of Egypt and called them, saying “you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19: 6).

It took a little child, Samuel, to be simple and pure enough, from the heart and without fear, to draw near to God, seeing beyond the sacred rituals, and to Whom all things pointed, that he might truly minister “to Me.”

In this day many cry out for God to touch them, and of course we pray willingly for our Lord’s touch upon all who seek Him. But let us listen closely to our God and to His expressed will for us. God is still calling, in this day, for all of us, all of His children, even as He called to Israel, that we will meaningfully reach out and touch Him, by stepping into His presence and accepting our role as His “royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession” (1st Peter 2:9).

Let us take our lead from Samuel here. Let us become God’s little trusting and loving children, His inner court priesthood, and let us minister to our Lord in His presence, saying “yes” with our lives to our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has made us “to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father” (Revelation 1:6).

May the little child within you lead you today, from your heart and without fear, into the presence and the embrace of your Abba Father’s love as you minister to the Lord. In Jesus’ name, Hallelujah!

Recent Posts

See All

“That I Might Dwell Among Them”

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to minister as priests to Me. I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God. They shall know that I

“For Glory And For Beauty”

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics; you shall also make sashes for them, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty. You shall put them

Receiving Your Anointing To Minister To The Lord

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me” Exodus 30:30 God considers ministering “as priests to Me”

Visit Us At www.lovinggraceradio.net