How does God speak to you?

Posted: November 12, 2013 in World On The Edge

file00074226366God shows He loves us by speaking to us in  different ways, according to our uniqueness as  Human Beings.   For  some, He uses the voice of  silence. Yes, silence absolutely has a voice.

And today, I’m talking about that kind of voice. Tomorrow, we’ll consider  God’s louder voice.

We’ve  all heard about the  “still, small voice” of God and understood it to mean that His instruction  comes within the silence of our hearts.  For me, that silent time is early morning, when I’ve just awakened and  my mind is fresh and open.  It’s my time for listening. Because if we want to hear God speak to our hearts, we must be quiet and  listen.

Will He speak to us audibly?  Of course He could if He wanted to.  Some of the prophets heard the  audible voice of God. But for most of us, it isn’t that.

I think this is how it works: If you’re in love with someone, and he or she is in love with you–are words always necessary? I think not. We can simply sit, or walk with, or just be in the presence of someone we love and not say a word–yet we know and feel their love, just as they know and feel ours. And without any audible word from them, don’t we often know what they’d like us to do?

Another example: The parents of an infant  know what their child wants and needs without words.  They just know. And then they provide whatever it is for the child they love.

In Kings 19,  the Lord says to Elijah:

“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.  After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And 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.

So many times, silence is the language of love. And who loves us more that our God?

Comments
  1. Cindy Warner says:

    Beautiful!

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  2. Mary Kay Remick says:

    It’s wonderful how you always find the right music to go with your thoughts. Great job!

    Like

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