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April 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Drama or the Still Small Voice?


Sometimes when we are listening for the thunder we miss the whisper…  Have you noticed how much of what goes on in the world today is full of drama?  Have you thought about why that is? If you think about it, one of the reasons is it is people’s way of trying to get your attention and get you to believe them.  This is the way the world functions but it is not the way God functions. He always tells the truth so He expects us to believe His word and to hear His voice. 

As you will probably recall when God wanted to talk with Elijah He did the following in 1 Kings 19:11-13,  11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, what doest thou here, Elijah?

God wasn’t in the drama, He wasn’t in the wind, wasn’t in the earthquake and wasn’t in the fire – he was in the still small voice.  It’s so important not to get caught up in all the drama around you because when you do it is easy to miss the still small voice.  God has many ways to speak to us such as an inward knowing, a dream or vision, an auditable voice, etc., but it’s easy to miss God if you are looking for Him to dramatically hit you over the head.

I can pick my husband’s voice out of a crowd of hundreds.  Why?  Because I have had many years of listening to him and am intimately familiar with his voice.  I can look at something that is written and most of the time can tell you if he wrote it.  Again, because of my familiarity with him and how he thinks.  The written Word of God has the same effect on us if we spend time in it and make it a part of our daily lives.  It causes us to become intimately familiar with God’s voice and His ways,  (the Bible says His sheep know his voice) so that when He wants to speak to us in various ways we will hear His voice.

Sometimes the ability to hear that still small voice is the difference between life and death.  One day many years ago I was sitting at home talking with a friend of mine.  We were not talking about spiritual things or doing anything spiritual, we were just chatting.  As I sat there a scene flashed very quickly before my eyes.  It wasn’t a long drawn out vision just a quick flash.  My middle son was about 7-8 I don’t remember exactly how old he was.  What I saw was him falling on a machete knife and killing himself.   The Lord was talking to me through Word of Wisdom (knowledge of the future).  It didn’t make sense in the natural.  We did not have such a knife and I couldn’t believe he would play with it if we did.  But I knew the voice of the Lord so I excused myself and went outside to check on my son.  Guess what I found? I found him playing in the yard with a machete that a little neighbor boy had gotten out of his garage!  That still small voice through a Word of Wisdom saved my sons life that day. 

We must learn to separate ourselves from the drama of the world and be sensitive to the voice of the Lord.  Why don’t you make a commitment today to have some quiet time everyday with the Lord.  Even if you have to stay up late, get up early or use your lunch hour at work – get away with the Lord, spend time in the Word and you will begin to hear that “Still small voice.”

 

I love you.

Evelyn Timmons



Comments

04-19-2016 at 6:06 AM
Chidinma
Yes Ma, God knows who is best. Its a beautiful note piece.
04-19-2016 at 3:34 AM
Emmanuel Abayomi
D word of God is power. I hope one day, I will b in touch wit cci physically. Thks 4 d undiluted word of God always.
04-19-2016 at 3:33 AM
Emmanuel Abayomi
D word of God is power. I hope one day, I will b in touch wit cci physically. Thks 4 d undiluted word of God always.
04-18-2016 at 6:32 PM
Kathy Kelley
Thank you for your encouragement. I love reading the Word of God. It is awesome how He makes the Word real to us.
04-18-2016 at 3:12 PM
olawale kuteyi Esther Ola
I agree totally. The more time we spend in His presence the more familiar we become with His ways and voice.
04-18-2016 at 3:12 PM
Barbara Nelson
Amen what an awesome word spoken.. it is true spending time alone with God will help you in hearing His voice. God bless
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