Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11-12
You want to hear from God.
You want to know His will in your life.
Sometimes you feel quite alone and abandoned – like you’re doing it all.
That’s how Elijah felt.
This man of faith prayed and stopped the rain for three and a half years.
This man of faith lived with a widow and her son during that time and witnessed a miracle where they never ran out of food.
This man of faith prayed and raised a dead boy to life.
This man of faith stood against four hundred fifty hostile false prophets and called fire down from heaven.
This man of faith pronounced the end of the drought and the rain came.
This man of faith ran scared when Queen Jezebel threatened to kill him.
This man of faith was unsure of what to do, feeling alone and abandoned.
God demonstrated to Him through a great wind, earthquake, and fire. However, God’s answer was not in the wind, earthquake, or fire.
God’s assurance to Elijah came in the smallest, simplest of means – a whisper. God spoke to Elijah in something covered up and lost in the background of the wind, earthquake, and fire – a still, small voice.
Sometimes we look to hear from God and we search the sky for a sign. We look to for the big message and a flashing holy-neon billboard that says THIS IS IT!
Yet, God speaks to us calmly and succinctly in a whisper – a still small voice.
So if you feel you’re not hearing from God, get away from the noise and confusing. Find a quiet place to pray and seek Him. Go into your [prayer] closet, close the door, and listen to God.