Throughout history God has spoken in mighty ways through nature to get our attention and to display His Holy power from flooding the earth, speaking through the burning bush, sending plagues, parting the seas, and through a donkey to deliver a message to you and me. The Lord speaks to us in many ways through signs and wonders everyday but as we learn with Elijah that these signs and wonders are there to get our attention and for us to learn how to listen.
1 Kings 19 “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.
Learning to listen for God requires us to hear His Words that are placed upon our hearts and God speaks to us everyday but as we learn in Job 33 that we often miss what is right at our feet because we have fallen asleep to the Word of God. Are you awake? Are you listening for God? Are you seeing the signs of the times? Are you sure that you are following God and not being misled spiritually by Satan?
It is very wise to slow down at times to insure the steps that we are taking without allowing Satan deceive us in our emotions. For all Satan wants is for us to jump before we are ready. Are you ready? Can you hear that still small voice? If you want to hear God then simply be still and listen….
James A. Harrison