Seeking Silence

Apr 3, 2019 660

Are you finding it hard to hear the voice of God in your busy, hectic life? 

 

Most of my life, I’ve lived where you can hear traffic noise. Once I even lived next to a railway line! You can get so used to the constant noise that you forget what silence sounds like.

In the Bible, God taught Elijah a lesson about this.

Elijah the prophet was a guy who got his buzz from big announcements, and from being the centre of attention. But one time, when things weren’t going so well, he hid in a cave, thinking he’s a failure, and even having suicidal thoughts!

Then a powerful wind swept through the mountains. But that wasn’t God. Then came an earthquake, but that wasn’t God either. Then came a raging fire. But none of those were the voice of God.

Then came a “gentle whisper,” and in that still, small voice… was God.

If you’re finding it hard to hear the voice of God in your busy, hectic life, here’s a tip: make room for silence.

 

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