I love the story of Samuel. The Lord calls to him and calls to him and finally, following Eli's command, Samuel answers, "Speak, for your servant is listening." And...Samuel grew up, and the LORD was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect. Now, can we just imagine that we could go through life and each and every word that we spoke had an effect. We wouldn't have to continually repeat the same instructions over and over at home or at work. Every word would be effective. Wow! I'll have to be more attentive to God's call and much more willing to respond,
"Speak, for your servant is listening."