Turn Off Your Phone and Listen
And that was the voice of God.
You might wonder how you will recognize the voice of God when he speaks to you. Most often, he speaks gently, as he did to Elijah. It will be a soft nudging in your heart.
There are two other important things to remember about the voice of God: First, he will never speak anything to you that contradicts the truth of Scripture. And his voice always speaks loving words. He never condemns—though he may convict our hearts of our sins so that we turn back to him. His words will offer grace and hope, while the Enemy’s words bring condemnation and fear. God speaks words of life!
Oh, what a kind and gracious God!
Hopefully you won’t fight any battles today as terrifying as those Elijah faced, but your plugged-in world certainly has the power to leave you weary, hungry, and thirsty for the voice of God. I want to encourage you to take a “tech break.” Turn off all off all of the noise to find God in the silence. He is waiting for you there with words of mercy and grace.
Will you listen for you listen for his still small voice?
Five Minutes in the Word
Be silent before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited. Zephaniah 1:7
After the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:12–13
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13
Taken from 5 Minutes with Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul by Sheila Walsh Copyright March 2017 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. www.ThomasNelson.com