Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



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 being said.


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.







Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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