Hearing God

Elijah was terrified.  Jezebel promised to kill him in the next 24 hours.  So he runs.  And then God shows up:

11 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. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. (1 Kings 19)

Stillness.  Quietness.  A whisper.  There is a distinctiveness to when God speaks.  Elijah knew the difference.  There was something in the whisper that made it very clear that it was God speaking, so Elijah moved closer.

There are times when we just have to wait until He speaks.  And we need to actually listen, to look for His activity, to pay attention so we’ll recognize Him when He moves.

Maybe today is the day you finally hear what you’ve been needing to hear.  Maybe it’s not.  Question is – are you listening?