Quiet Enough to be Heard

I’ve learned a trick that many elementary school teachers know – when the classroom gets loud, the teacher gets quiet.  If the teacher begins to whisper to the students, eventually one of them will notice and begin shushing the other students.  “Quiet!  I can’t hear the teacher!”
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On Sunday morning, our worship pastor asked if we know why God whispers.  In that moment I felt God tell me, “It’s so you’ll listen.”

You have to be quiet to hear a whisper.  Your surroundings have to be quiet to hear a whisper.  Your thoughts have to be quiet to hear a whisper.

We have to purposefully make our thoughts be still.  Quiet.  I can’t hear the Teacher.

I’ve been praying a lot lately that God would speak to me and please don’t let me miss your voice.

“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.  After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.  And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” 1 Kings 19:11-12

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