The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 ESV
In a loud world, God whispers.
Have you ever noticed what prompts people to get noisy? They’re typically not godly qualities.
We get quiet when we pray, but loud when we’re profane.
Quiet when we give a genuine compliment, but loud when we brag.
Quiet when we’re being creative, but loud when we’re being critical.
My pastor’s explanation made so much sense as to why God whispers. He whispers because He’s close to us and His whispers draw us even closer.
I know people who’ve heard God speak audibly. I’d love to actually hear His voice, but I’m grateful He’s spoken to me often through books, movies, and music, through people, and through nudges – through whispers.
Because He’s not booming over or competing with the worldly noise, we might question whether God speaks at all. Here’s what Pastor JP Miller said in his sermon “Holy Spirit Whispers.”
“If God can speak to a donkey, if he can speak to light, wind, fish, Satan, murderers, prostitutes, warriors, and dead people, then He can speak to me and He can speak to you.”
“The question today is not does God speak. The question is ‘Do we have ears to hear?’ That’s the question.”
Do you have ears to hear?
In This Together,
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