for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today! Psalm 95:7
“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.
And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:11-13
In the passage above in 1 Kings 19:11-13 we see how God speaks in a still small voice. We often listen for God to speak in a loud thundering booming voice but He chooses to speak to us in much softer ways.
Psalm 95:7 instructs us to listen to his voice today. An important part of developing a relationship with God is to spend time in prayer not just speaking to God but also pausing to listen to Him.
Take some time to pause and be alone with God and listen to what He is saying to you. It may be helpful to begin by reflecting on these verses above, or another section from the Bible before entering into this time to focus your heart and mind on God.
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Thanks for sharing this. Listening to God is important.
Thanks for the comment @Ngobesing! I definitely agree. What suggestions could you add for those learning to listen to God’s voice?
Thanks for your response and question. I’ll think about it. Meanwhile I have written four poems on this prompt and maybe they could add to the conversation.
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