In a Whisper (Listening to the voice of God)
HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Scripture: 1 Kings 19: 11-12
11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
Matthew 11:15 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Thought for Today: God wants to speak a word to you, are you listening? I am sure you want to hear the still small voice. You have to be a good listener and to know that voice that is speaking. If it sounds uncertain then seek directions from your Eli. Someone that is in tune with you and the Holy Spirit.
Our lives are filled with noise that comes at us from all directions. Our senses are overloaded with sounds, sights, pressures, emotions and relationships that consume our attention and time. We are so obsessed with our smartphones that we react to every ring tone, buzz, beep, flash or image on the screen. Ponder for a moment of the noise that bombards your mind each day; traffic, sirens, wind, voices, television, radio, video games, phone calls, text messages, internet surfing, social media, white noise and your own thoughts. How can you hear what God is saying in the midst of all of that noise?
Some Christians believe that God speaks with a loud voice and that His words will overshadow all other sounds. So they continue in their busyness with all of the noise expecting God to elevate His voice to get their attention. Others live life wondering whether, when or how God speaks to them. The truth is that God desires to speak to you and He speaks on His terms and in His timing. At the most critical times, God often does not speak with thunder, but with a still small voice. He speaks with a whisper in the midst of the noise. Are you willing to cancel the noise to hear His voice?
1 Kings 19 describes Elijah, the great prophet, in a cave facing feelings of exhaustion, fear and despair. He is told by the Lord to “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” He did so in obedience and “the Lord passed by” and wind, an earthquake and fire appeared, but God was in none of them. No, God did not speak in the noise and calamity, but in a still, small voice. To receive his breakthrough, Elijah had to obey God, be in position (go out and stand on the mountain), recognize God’s presence and patiently wait through three loud calamities and listen for God’s whisper. As you spend time in fasting and prayer from March 22 and is coming to a close within a day, will you cancel the noise, listen for God’s voice and obey Him? If there is a time that we want to hear from God is now. So, I am encouraging you to pay attention and listen for the small voice.
It’s Time to Pray: Heavenly Father, I need to hear your voice. Forgive me for allowing the noises of life to drown out your voice and dull my hearing. Tune my ears to your voice and my heart to obey you. Grant unto me the desires of my heart and that is to hear your still small voice. AMEN