Turnovers are deadly. Whether the game is soccer, basketball, or football, when you give up possession, you lose the advantage. Let’s look at the prophet, Samuel, as we seek to “maintain possession” of spiritual truth.
“Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.” I Samuel 3:7 (NIV)
Samuel was not yet in the game. He was a boy at this time and was probably less than thirteen. God soon appeared to Samuel, spoke to him, and began a relationship that would last forever. Later in that same chapter of I Samuel, we find this verse:
“The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he (Samuel) let none of his (God’s) words fall to the ground.” I Samuel 3:19 (NIV)
I love that. Every word God gave to Samuel, every spiritual pass he threw Samuel’s way, every spiritual handoff God gave him, Samuel received and advanced.
Has God begun to reveal Himself to you? There’s no age requirement, you know.
Are you listening?
If He is speaking, what are you doing with His words?
Do you drop them?
Do you receive them but go down?
Do you receive them and advance?
The play doesn’t have to look pretty to gain yards. Focus on your Heavenly Quarterback. Look the ball into your hands, hold on tight, and run.