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Then the Lord called Samuel.Samuel answered, “Here I am.”And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. 1 Samuel 3:4–5, NIV. Samuel, at this moment, did not know the voice of the Lord, but it is important to note that he had a spirit to listen. Samuel ran to Eli without hesitation because he was submitted to his authority. This story reminds me to have a willing-spirit and a servants-heart. It all began with “Here I am.” The voice of the…

In this week’s news, billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay all student loan debt of the 2019 Graduating Class of Morehouse College. The lump sum of payment is estimated to be approximately 40 million dollars and according to The Wall Street Journal, “That donation covers the student loans for about 400 graduates.”[1] As I read through the reaction of some of the recipients, I began to cry because I was so happy for their blessing. They responded, “It’s a liberation gift.” “I’m still in disbelief.” Mr. Smith told one of the students, “Go out into the world and do…

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of out faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2. The question must be asked, What kind of joy would there be hanging on a cross? The scripture says that the joy was set before Him—the joy was youand me. The heartbeat of God has always been for humanity, regardless of the personal price He would choose to pay at Calvary. His heart beats ardently for the 7.65 billion people on…