After The Fire

…and after the fire a still small voice.

~ 1 Kings 19:12b (NKJV)

I think more often than not, we want God to speak to us in these incredible elaborate ways. God, if you would just make it thunder right now, I’d believe. Lord, if you would just speak out in this loud audible sound where I can clearly hear, then I would follow what You say. Lord if… if… if… When what He really desires is for us, like Elijah, to simply listen and obey His still small voice. Jesus would put the same idea this way in the New Testament. In John 10:27-28 Jesus says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand”. In Psalm 46:10, the Lord tells His people; “Be still and know that I am God”. Sometimes the best way to know and hear God is to just be still and listen. Listen for that still small voice that comes from Him. If you belong to Christ, and He is your Shepherd, listen for His voice.

~ apl