When God spoke to Elijah on Mount Horeb, He could have done so in the wind, earthquake, or fire. But He didn’t. He spoke with a “still small voice”
~ 1 Kings 19:12
It used to be said that a person's limit to fame was 15 minutes. With the advancement of technology, that has basically been turned into an 8 second sound byte, and then we are scrolling to see what is next on our news feed.
With everything happening so fast, God has to do some amazing things to get our attention sometimes. It's almost earth-shattering, and even then God has to try again.
It's no wonder why it's so hard for so many to hear God's voice.
I remember watching a dear friend after the loss of his wife, struggling to put things into perspective.
He kept looking for the answer to the "why" and all he seemed to find was silence. It's the still small voice that he desired, but that's not what he was hearing because sometimes things like pain, or things of the world, seem to make the voice white noise. It's just there.
Listening for the voice of God is like the dial on the radio. Sometimes the frequency must be adjusted to get the desired outcome. Turning our attention to the still small voice must take ourselves out of where we presently are.
All in all, it will be okay, because whether you are listening, the voice is present in many ways. God learned a long time ago that in uniquely creating us, God will find a way to be real and present to each of us.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.