God Speaks In A Gentle Whisper

Have you ever whispered to someone?
You may walk up close to them and whisper something to them because you don’t want others to hear you. When someone whispers you may have ask them to repeat it because…. it was soft… barely audible.
It may surprise you to know that God often speaks to us in a whisper.
In I Kings 19, there is a story in the Bible about a time when Elisha, the prophet of God, was told to stand before the Lord on the mountain. As he did, a mighty windstorm passed… it was so strong some rocks were torn loose. But the Lord was not in the wind.
After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord wasn’t in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was a fire… but the Lord wasn’t in the fire.
So, there has been a mighty wind… an earthquake… and fire. All are powerful forces. Since God in all-powerful, you would expect the Lord to be in one of those. But He wasn’t.
But then, Elijah heard the sound of a gentile whisper. Elijah may have almost missed it because it wasn’t as strong as the windstorm nor as powerful as the earthquake or the fire. It was a gentile, whisper.
God may speak to us in a gentle whisper. Because we live in a world of noise, we have to be careful and not miss the voice of God if it comes in the form of a whisper.
Today, God may be speaking to you. We need to listen.
Take the ear-buds out of your years… turn the car radio off… turn the tv off… just listen… for the gentle whisper of God. He’s speaking to us. He says “I love you… I will forgive you.. I will help you start over.”
To some of us He may be saying, “You are not done yet… I am going to use you.”
To some of us He may be saying, “I know the hurt you are experiencing… I will walk with you to comfort you.”
To some of us He may be saying, “I want you to move on from your past… don’t look back… I have a greater future for you.”
God is still speaking… we have to listen for the gentle whisper of God.

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