It’s more important than ever to listen for God’s still small voice. As we start to approach the bustling holiday season, it’s our tendency to let all the cares, problems and busyness of this world overtake us.
We get so caught up in our daily lives- taking care of our families, going to work, going to church, running errands, etc. that we rarely take the time to listen for God’s voice.
God’s Still Small Voice
However, God is waiting for us to take time to stop for a moment and just listen for His still small voice so that he can guide us, teach us, and help us. He wants to communicate with us and have a relationship with us. He wants to steer us away from trouble and into all that he has for us and for our lives.
However, if we don’t stop long enough to listen, we aren’t going to hear anything. We’re all so busy doing all the talking, making sure that our voice gets heard or so busy just doing stuff that we don’t take time for him who loved us so much that he died for us.
We’re all so busy doing all the talking, making sure that our voice gets heard or so busy just doing stuff that we don’t take time for him who loved us so much that he died for us.
Silence the Distractions
Most often, you are not going to hear an audible voice from God. It is the deep recesses of your heart that you will hear Him. You won’t hear Him in the earthquakes or other dramatic loud voices. Sometimes you will, I know I have.
But, mostly, it is in those quiet moments of worship and prayer that you hear him. When you have silenced all of the other distractions, then you will be able to hear his still small voice just like Elijah.
I wrote this poem a few years ago about listening. God speaks to us in many ways, but usually, it’s that still small voice just waiting to be heard.
If you’ve read Finding Peace in Jesus, you know that it is one of the poems that included in that book.
Whispers in the night The whistling of the wind A silent nudge Instinct, perhaps an inkling Go this way, not that A dream maybe? The sound of a bubbling brook, The rushing of a river Or the roar of the ocean Can you hear it? What is it? Listen closely- You don't want to miss it. It's God. He's calling you. Answering you. Longing for you to listen. What's he saying? I know! I can hear him! He said, "I love you."
So, I encourage you to take time to just listen to the Lord this holiday season and don’t let the busyness of this time of year get in the way of our ability to find peace in Jesus.
Have a blessed week.
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