And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about..Samuel…Hebrews 11:32
Samuel was the last of the Hebrew Judges and the first of the major prophets who began to prophesy inside Israel. Samuel also anointed the first two kings of the Kingdom of Israel: Saul and David. I remember Samuel as the little boy in the temple hearing the Voice of God in the middle of the night. He went to Eli because he had heard the voice, and what was Eli's response? "Next time you hear the voice, say 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'" (1 Samuel 3:1-14).
It's a fairly simple, child-like faith: whatever God wants us to do, we'll do it. And yet, it's probably the most difficult thing to do if we're running from God (like Jonah did). The thing is, we don't have to get in a boat and travel in the exact opposite direction to "run from God." We've got the concept so refined that we can run fro God in the comfort of our own homes!
Don't run from God. Instead, run to God. And when you hear that voice, say with child-like faith, "Speak for your servant is listening."