I am thinking back to a childhood hymn, “Trust And Obey.” You probably never did what I did, but my heart was not always silent when I was told to do something as a child. I remember inner arguments.
How do you respond, when in the busyness of your life, you hear the Lord calling you to come to Him. It was His still small voice that shook Elijah. 1 Kings 19:11-12 recorded quite a dramatic and noisy display of God’s power.
Verse 11-12 says, “…a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces…after the wind an earthquake…after the earthquake a fire…and after the fire a still small voice.”
The Lord often speaks to us with a still small voice in the midst of our chaotic days. Are we attentive? I like to pray Isaiah 30:21 in the first person. The verse says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”
Job 24:16 captures my heart. I use it as a prayer also. I don’t want to miss one of His whispered words. It says, “Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how shall a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Hold onto these words. Put them into a practice of stillness.