And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.
And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
1 Kings 19:12b-13, ESV
Have you ever wished God would speak to you in a loud booming voice that was clearly Him?
I think we all have been there one way or another if we’re honest. We want to clearly hear God and know it’s Him speaking. Yet, sometimes we don’t hear that loud, booming voice we’re expecting.
Sometimes it’s silence.
Sometimes it’s a visual message.
Sometimes it’s a whisper.
The times I’ve heard God the best are in silence and gentle whispers. Nothing loud. Nothing over the top. Something probably easily missed if I wasn’t paying attention.
When you have a conversation with someone in your life, you tend not to yell if they’re close to you. You speak in an audible tone, but don’t yell. If you’re speaking to someone between just the two of you, you begin to soften and lean towards a whisper. (Now, I’m a loud person by nature and cannot stand when people whisper in my whisper, so I know some of you who know me well are laughing your heads off that I’m talking about whispering)
Earlier this year Tauren Wells released a song entitled “Close”. This song quickly became one of my favorites. The entire message of the song is about God whispering because He is close. If God is close to you there is no need for Him to shout. A simple whisper will do.
I hope God always whispers. I hope there is never a need for Him to shout because I have gone far away. His whisper is a sign He is close.
Take a moment today to be still still, silent, and listen to this song. Take the time to draw close to God so that He is able to whisper to you.