In the Book of 1 Kings 19: 11-13, God called Elijah to go stand on the mount before the LORD, and behold, the LORD passed by. As he passed by a strong wind tore the mountains and they broke in pieces before the LORD. Then, wind and earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire. But God was not in any of these things. And after the fire a sound of a low whisper. When Elijah heard it he wrapped his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. It was then that he heard God say, What are you doing here, Elijah?
Elijah was running for his life because of fear. Are you running from something in your life because of fear or anxiety? Sometimes when we seek after God we may expect this big booming voice to thunder from heaven. However, sometimes God speaks to us in a soft whisper. And. like Elijah, we need to stop and listen to the whisper instead of allowing the noises of life drown out God's voice to us. Now replace Elijah's name with your own name. What are you doing here?—What are you running form, stop and listen. Psalm 46:10 states, "Be still and know that I am God." Let us find time to stop and just be still and allow God to whisper through the Holy Scriptures. Let us find time to open the Holy Bible and meditate on the Word of God. He is there waiting for us to slow down and listen.
LORD, please forgive our sin, for they are many. Forgive us when we allow things of life to drown out your whisper to us. It is in your Holy Scriptures that we hear your voice. Forgive us when we allow the busyness of life to take up time we should have spent in reading and meditating on your word. Thank you for giving us the Holy Scriptures so that we may know of you and hear you when you speak to us. Thank you for sending your Son to take my place on the cross of Calvary. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.