Certainly the LORD God does nothing unless He reveals His secret plan to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The LORD God has spoken! Who can do anything but prophesy? Amos 3:7-8 NASB
God’s prophets had a special calling. Their assignment was to be His servants, delivering the messages He gave them. They needed special sensitivity to know when God was speaking and to understand what they were to do and say.
This required having a special relationship with Him, one of intimacy and trust. Amos was one of those people. He spoke only in designated moments when he felt compelled to speak the message God gave him to deliver.
God even entrusted secrets to servants like Amos. These were private things not readily apparent to others, things known only to God and those to whom He chose to reveal them.
We can see why God was so pleased with Amos. He was trustworthy, faithful, and committed to Him. Amos was sensitive to God’s voice and the leading of His Spirit, ready to serve Him, regardless of consequences or circumstances.
Who are God’s servants today? They are people who develop an intimate relationship with Him, listen to Him, fill their minds with His Word, are sensitive to His voice, and are ready to do what He asks. These are people to whom God reveals His secrets. These are His trusted servants.
Seek to develop a more intimate relationship with God. Be committed to serving Him. Listen to His voice. Be ready to hear and sensitive to His Spirit. As He speaks to you, be faithful to do what He asks.