Are you listening?
Have you ever heard in your spirit, the Lord asking you a question? How did you respond?
We know that He already knows the answer before He asks the question.
To me, this means that God is seeking the answer within our heart, though not
for Him to hear, but for us to hear our own heart before God.
Elijah, the great prophet of God, became fearful for his life and hid away. He had forgotten his
protector and as it sounds to me, he became anxious and depressed.
He fell victim to his own flesh, and like Peter, who “looked down at the water” started to sink..
He wanted God to let him die, but God had more for him. Elijah was then awakened by an Angel of the Lord who reassured him:
“You’re not finished yet.He traveled forty days to the mountain of the Lord on one meal the Angel had given him .
Once there and hidden in a cave, the Lord asks Elijah:
“What are you doing here?” Then Elijah, letting go of his “prophetic reigns” and caving in to his weakened flesh, says:
“I’m looking for You, because I am alone and useless and they are going to kill me.”
God said to him: “Come out here – the Lord is going to pass by.”
The Lord shows His power in wind, quake and fire, but Elijah doesn’t respond to it . He’s intimidated.
The Lord then speaks to him in a still, small voice and Elijah humbles himself and comes out of the cave.
The spirit is strong, but the flesh is weak. Elijah had lost touch with his spirit and was weak in his flesh, but God didn’t lose touch with him..
God didn’t chasten him either. He still provided for him and guided him. I believe that God tried to revive Elijah by showing His power to him,
but Elijah was anxious and afraid. Even though Elijah had become weak, God was still able to use him again and even answer the plea of his heart.
God knows that in our flesh and emotion ,we can fear such a show of power.
So God, in His Love, whispers to us, so we must draw near to Him and hear His still, small voice.
Have you ever felt useless or alone? God is still with you.
Have you ever felt like you want to die? God is still with you.
When you feel like this, don’t allow lying, deceiving spirits to dissuade you.
Persevere, God is still with you.
Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee. Raise up a standard against the enemy and proclaim:
“God has a use for me- even in my weakness.” If you’re not sure what it is, ask God to show you.
Don’t wait for the power of God to come like a mighty wind, earthquake or blazing fire – reviving you and knocking you down.
It’s time to listen for a whisper….that still-small voice that
causes you to draw near to Him, so He may draw near to you..
Read the following verses that God inspired me to write, concerning Elijah and me.
“In a whisper” 1 Kings 19:11
God spoke – to Elijah in a whisper
Not by wind – not by fire – in a whisper
He will lead you by still water
Follow Him – trust in Him – you will see
Jesus calmed the stormy water
With His voice- Peace be still – Peace be still
Are you listening for a whisper
Just draw near- near to Him -you will hear
Hearing Him- not the wind- in a whisper
Listen for a whisper
A voice that draws you near
Move a little closer
Closer so you hear
You won’t hear crashing thunder
Or see a blazing flame
Only Holy Passion
When Jesus says your name
In a whisper- In a whisper
Love of God – calling you
In a whisper
Not by wind – not by fire
In a whisper
Peace be still
In a whisper – In a whisper
Are you listening?