Mon, Jul 28th - 4:30PM
The still small voice
It is good to talk about God. But it is even better to talk to God and not at God. God is a God of relationships. And we need to form a habit of communicating with God in order for us to remain in clarity of His purpose for our lives. It is only through our effective communication with God that we can end up talking about Him to others in line with His own desires and perfect Will and not in wrong desires and mindset for vain glory. Communication is a key aspect of a relationship. And we can only have effective communication with God and enjoy a meaningful relationship with Him if we let Him get a word in and not habitually talk at Him all the time.
Our communication with God will only be effective communication if we are full of stillness in our mannerism of conversations with Him, talk with Him in humility of hearts and listen attentively with our spiritual ears in order to hear and understand His responses to us. It is unrealistic to think that God who is Word itself does not speak. If we as mortals speaks and communicate through speaking then it is totally unrealistic for us to think that, God who is Word, Immortal and Creator of all does not speak. God's speaks and His Word is both spirit and life (John 6:63). God's Word is the activator, developer and sustainer of our faith and His Word made flesh is Christ Jesus (John 1:1-14, Romans 10:17). Therefore, none can have any Godly approved faith outside of hearing, believing and obeying God's Word manifested in the form and Person of Jesus Christ. God as Word speaks to us in various ways and manners. For instance, God speaks to us through dreams, our circumstance, His chosen elects, believe it or not through His active silence and through His still small voice. God as our Father desires that we listen, hear and understand His chosen line of communication with us. For it is only through understanding it, that we can follow and obey His perfect instructions for our lives to His honour and the glory of His holy name.
Often times we expect God to speak or manifest Himself in our situations by His fire power or in form of a tornado force. But surprisingly His answer or response to our cry for help might actually come in the form of His still small voice. And unless we are still, it will be impossible for us to hear, see, recognise and understand God's still small voice response to us let alone act on it. You might be reading this today and thinking God is not listening to you let alone hearing you. The truth is, He is in fact listening and He can hear you. The question however is are you listening to what He has been saying to you all this while through your dreams, situations, His chosen elects, His Word in the Bible, etc? God's help and answer does not always come as we expect it.
But whichever way or manner He chooses to respond to our cry for help, it is in fact all we need to get us from where we are to where He purpose for us to be. Be rest assured today that not only is it that God is hearing you, He has in fact been speaking and trying to communicate with you. He is actually speaking to you today through this article. And if you can just be still for a moment and listen with your spiritual ears, you will begin to hear, recognise and understand His still small voice answers and responses to your cry for His help. 1 Kings 19:11-12 "And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks 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".