Minister’s Minute: God speaks in whispers

Seems like we are in the loudest moments in history. Currently we have information overload, and everyone is screaming out their opinions trying to be heard. Social media, news, everyone's opinions, so much noise.

Christians ask: How in the world are we supposed to hear God? There is a lot of noise, and it is hard to hear God sometimes. The Bible talks about this very issue of not knowing where God is in the midst of the chaos and noise.

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1 Kings 19 speaks about looking for God in the chaos. God spoke to Elijah and asked him to stand at the front of a cave. There was a massive windstorm, but God wasn’t in the storm. There was an earthquake that shook the mountain’s foundation, but God wasn’t there either.

Next came a fire. We have seen Him manifest in fire before. But again, He was not there. So where is God? Finally, God speaks, in the sound of a gentle whisper. God was there, but He wanted Elijah to pay attention to the whisper of God.

How close do you need to be to hear a whisper? Pretty close. That is what God wants. He wants you to get close to Him. Close enough to hear Him whisper, to hear Him gently tell you where to go, what to do or what to say.

God wants us to hear Him, but it requires intentionality. You can’t hear a whisper amongst a crowd unless you focus on it, draw towards it and lean in. That’s what God wants from us. To focus on Him, draw closer to Him and lean in.

“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” Proverbs 3:6

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