Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Are You Listening?

God often speaks to us in the middle of our ordinary circumstances - while we go about our daily routines.  Are we listening?  Do we recognize His voice?

If we are spending quality time alone with Him, in His Word and in prayer, we are more apt to hear and recognize Him when He speaks.

We don't want to miss a specical encounter with God because we are too busy or we simply weren't sure it was God speaking, nudging us.  Remember Elijah?  God told him to go out and stand on the mountain because the LORD was about to pass by.  The LORD was not in the powerful wind, nor the earthquake or the fire.  "And after the fire came a gentle whisper." (1 Kings 19:12b)  Elijah recognized God's voice.  Why?  Because He was listening.  Because He knew God. "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

We may be expecting God to speak to us in a thunderous voice, but He may be whispering to us.  Are we listening?  We don't want to miss Him!

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