RHEMA 6/1/97: QUICKENED WORDS ABOUT QUARTERBACK
Wayne told me today that they now mount earphones in the
quarterback's helmets. He receives verbal plays from the
coach, instead of hand motions. Wayne said that they are
so trained in using hand motions, that is takes months
to get used to the ear commands. I of course was
reminded of learning to hear the Lord's voice, and the
training in how to remember it long enough to write it
down, without the understanding of what He is saying or
where He is going with the thought. Understanding comes
as an afterthought and it is a slow way of communicating
because of the learning curve and then putting the
pieces together to see the overall whole of what is
This concept also reminded me of the various learning
theories. Some people learn best via verbal, some via
visual, some both, and some only through experience and
hands on touch. I have always been visual, where I can
see a picture and it can communicate a 1,000 words.
Whereby listening to words is not as effective for my
brain. When something comes verbally, I need repetition
to remember it, and that is probably why I am so wordy
in trying to communicate as I think others need
reinforcement the same way I do.
Both Wayne and our son can hear something once and
remember and learn. I have never been that way. However,
if someone tells me a story, I remember the story
because it creates pictures in my mind as I listen.
1 Sam 3:1-10 AMP
NOW THE boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli.
The word of the Lord was rare and precious in those
days; there was no frequent or widely spread vision. At
that time Eli, whose eyesight had dimmed so that he
could not see, was lying down in his own place. 3 The
lamp of God had not yet gone out in the temple of the
Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was lying
down 4 When the Lord called, Samuel! And he answered,
Here I am. 5 He ran to Eli and said, Here I am, for you
called me. Eli said, I did not call you; lie down again.
So he went and lay down. 6 And the Lord called again,
Samuel! And Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, Here
am I; you did call me. Eli answered, I did not call, my
son; lie down again. 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the
Lord, and the word of the Lord was not yet revealed to
him. 8 And the Lord called Samuel the third time. And he
went to Eli and said, Here I am, for you did call me.
Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. 9
So Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down. And if He calls
you, you shall say, Speak, Lord, for Your servant is
listening. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10
And the Lord came and stood and called as at other
times, Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel answered, Speak,
Lord, for Your servant is listening.
TEACHINGS FROM THE QW SCHOOL ON HEARING HIS STILL SMALL