HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD
1 Kings 19:12
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God wants to whisper wonderful messages into your heart. Are you listening?
I was trying to have a conversation with a friend on the phone one day, and my kids were also trying to talk to me at the same time. I couldn’t listen to them and my friend simultaneously, and I was getting frustrated by the dueling conversations. Finally, I covered the mouthpiece to shush my kids. “Please stop,” I said. “I can’t hear what Shelia’s saying with you talking in my other ear.”
What a profound lesson! How many times have I tried to listen for God’s voice only to hear others—although godly people like my pastor, a favorite author, or conference speaker—“talking in my other ear.”
God doesn’t want to compete with others who are vying for our attention with their messages too. God has a message—a better message—for us, one that we need to hear, one that we shouldn’t miss.
Sometimes we just need to “shush” all those other voices. Turn off the TV and the radio. Put down the books and the electronics. And just pray, listening for the “still, small voice” of our heavenly Father who wants to whisper wonderful messages into our hearts.