Hear the Still, Small voice-Day 16
[ Ask, Seek, Knock ] “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7
The key to finding answers lies in your ability to search. God has wondrous things he desires to share with you yet, we get caught up in the fast paced movement of life forgetting to quiet ourselves in order to hear him speak!
11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”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. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Kings 19:11-13
I hear far to often Christians say, “Im going through this bad thing because God is trying to speak to me, or this wild thing happened in order to teach me a lesson.” Although God works out life’s crazy mishaps for our good, he doesn’t create madness in our lives for us to hear him. (James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone) Many accuse God of the madness but forget he is in the “gentle whisper”. He is mighty, strong, and powerful but he is also; “ …. the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.” Exodus 34:6-7
So seek him this week and let Him be ‘found’ by you. Ask those hard questions and seek his perfect and blessed will for your life. God is always speaking.
Fasting often clears space in our lives to actually hear the voice that was speaking all along. God doesn’t move or “speak more” because we’re fasting he has BEEN MOVING! While committing to a consecration, what happens is we finally steady ourselves, getting into the rhythm of his flow. The Lord, and his word is like a river. When we jump in and immerse ourselves in it, instead of standing on the sidelines we began to move. Don’t be a stagnant believer (unwilling to grow/mature) because you are afraid of what will happen when you jump in. Growing in God has great rewards. The water of the Lord won’t drown you! He won’t ruin your life and turn you into someone you can’t bare to be. The Lord and His rivers of love will carry you to your best self, your ultimate destiny, and divine purpose!
Your strong relationship with the Lord- Your good and godly life isn’t just for you! It is for others to see how great God is and desire to know him as well. Be a bright and shining example of his goodness this week.
Hear the still, small voice.