Let's look at 1 Kings 19:11-3.
The Old Testament prophet Elijah
had just defeated
450 prophets of Baal.
The evil queen Jezebel was after him,
so he fled for his life.
He'd experirenced a great victory,
but now he was hiding in the mountains.
While he was there . . .
"Go out and stand before me on the mountain," the Lord told him.
And as Elijah stood there the Lord passed by,
and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain;
it was such a terrible blast
that the rocks were torn loose,
After the wind,
there was an earthquake,
And after the earthquake,
there was a fire,
And after the fire,
there was the sound of a gentle whisper.
When Elijah heard it,
he wrapped his face in his scarf
and went out
and stood at the entrance of the cave."
(1 Kings 19:11-13 The Living Bible)
Elijah knew God's voice was in the whisper.
It wasn't in the tornado,
or the fire.
It was in the whisper.
How well do you know the voice of God?
Do you know it so well
that above the screams and cheers
at a football game,
you'll hear His voice
in the whisper
if He chooses to speak to you?
How can I learn God's voice?
By spending time with him.
When your best friend calls,
she doesn't have to identify herself.
You know it's her as soon as you hear the first utterance of her voice.
You've spent enough time with her,
you just know.
It works the same way with God.
The more you talk with Him,
the more time you spend together,
the more you read His letter to you,
the easier it becomes to hear His voice.
As you're heading into school . . .
think about all the times
God may want to speak to you.
It may be in the middle of a teacher's lecture.
Or in a crowded hallway heading to the next class.
Or by your computer as you work on home-school lessons.
When He speaks, will you hear His voice?
Get to know the voice of God!