“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.” -1 Kings 10:11-12
Y’all this is one of my favorite passages in the Bible, because it reminds me to be still. We’ve gotten so good with filling our world with noise today. Our worries, to-do lists, Spotify playlists, social media, the news, and dozens of other things fill our hearts and minds each day. Then, when we get to church, we keep the noise as loud music drowns out everything else.
You can’t hear a still, small voice amongst all that noise though. Not even the “Christian” noise.
When was the last time you silenced all the noise in your world to just sit still and listen to what your God has to say to you? When was the last time your Bible study was filled with the Holy Spirit, not someone else’s commentary or your to-do list rushing you through the daily reading? Or how about the last time you turned off the worship songs, turned off the phone, and spent 30 minutes on your knees conversing with the Lord?
For a lot of people, the answer may be never. Because nowadays, we just don’t do silence. Especially not at church. But the Lord speaks in a still small voice (with some exceptions when He’s especially angry and then earthquakes and fires pale in comparison!). So, if you want to hear that voice, you must learn to be still and silent.