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  • Listening for God’s Call

    In the next few months, Trinity will be entering a period of discernment as together you search for a new pastor. An important part of that process is listening: listening to each other, listening to the needs of the Martin community, and listening to what God is calling you to be and to do. As you move into that time, I encourage you to remember Samuel’s call story (1 Samuel 3:1-20).

    Remember how easy it can be to miss God’s call. The first three times God called Samuel’s name, he thought Eli the priest was summoning him. We, like Samuel, may ignore a call because we attribute it to a human want or desire.

    Remember the importance of community in identifying God’s call. Samuel was young and inexperienced. He did not know that God was speaking to him. However, the elder Eli wisely realized that Samuel might be hearing God’s voice. Eli gave Samuel guidance on how to listen and respond. Still today, the young and old together can discern if the Holy Spirit is speaking, and if so, what God is saying.

    Remember that what you hear may not be what you expect. When God spoke to Samuel, it was a disturbing message. God was going to remove Eli’s sons as priests because they abused their power and were more concerned with their own desires instead of the needs of the people. When God calls, the message may not be what you want to hear. Rather, it may be what you need to hear. Be open to the message and the new thing that God will do in your midst.

    Remember Samuel and Eli’s story. Remember and listen. Listen as a community. Listen well, because the congregation of Trinity is filled with faithful servants of God, who have an exciting and promising future ahead.

    Peace,

    Lee

    Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle.”

    – 1Samuel 3:10-11

  • Listening for God’s Call

    In the next few months, Trinity will be entering a period of discernment as together you search for a new pastor. An important part of that process is listening: listening to each other, listening to the needs of the Martin community, and listening to what God is calling you to be and to do. As… Read more

  • Listening for God’s Call

    In the next few months, Trinity will be entering a period of discernment as together you search for a new pastor. An important part of that process is listening: listening to each other, listening to the needs of the Martin community, and listening to what God is calling you to be and to do. As… Read more

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