September 20: Listening with Elijah

We’re looking at the subject of listening in prayer, and we’re looking at making sure we’re listening to the right voice! Samuel heard a voice that he didn’t know was God’s. We’ll see today how Elijah heard many voices and had to find out which one was God’s.

[11] 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:
[12] And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
[13] And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

1 Kings 19:11-13

Sometimes we’ll see signs that indicate we should do something. It used to be that people attributed these signs to God, now people attribute them to the universe:

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something, but you just don’t understand the message? Do you find yourself seeking answers to questions in your life and never quite finding a solution?

You might feel this way because you aren’t fully aware of the “language” of the universe. The answers are likely right in front of you. The “language barrier” with the universe is a major hindrance for many; once you’re able to learn the lingo, your experience of life will only grow.

If you are looking to the universe for signs, you may end up confessing your sins to the plants and trees like an American seminary did recently!

There will be many voices that speak – and sadly despite popular opinion, we’re not all God’s children.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do…

John 8:44

Pray to God that he will help you discern which voice is God’s voice!

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