Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times. vs 10
I love how this one short sentence shows us an in depth look into the nature of God. Look at this combination of action verbs: He came and stood and called. God is personal. He wants to be active and present in our lives. Look also at the modifier: as at other times. God is patient and persistent. Though Samuel didn’t get it the first few times, God didn’t give up on Him. He kept on coming and standing and calling. He was waiting for Samuel to hear and respond back to Him.
Do you think God is doing this for us? Do you think He is coming and standing and calling out to us? Is it possible that in the busyness of our lives we are mistaking His voice for that of the people and things we serve in the moment? God is personal, patient, and persistent. He hasn’t given up on you, He is just waiting for you to respond!