I use to believe that when God spoke, there would be no mistaking Him because it would be loud and thunderous. But I have come to learn that God’s voice is most often still, small and quiet. [tweetthis]He speaks as a whisper to those who have ears to hear. @BarbieSwihart #AttributesOfGodAtoZ[/tweetthis]
“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19:11-12)
I don’t want to miss Him. I don’t want to turn away from Him when He speaks, just because it isn’t obvious. But in order to hear Him, especially the still small voice, I must be still. I must cease from my running to and fro and quiet my mind and my heart. I must prepare to receive Him and I must tune in to the frequency of heaven.
My prayer is that God would teach us to have ears to hear Him, in every season and in every way. Whether that voice is loud and thunderous or still and quiet.
He who has ears to hear, let Him hear the whispers of God.