Have you heard the voice of God before? I can’t say that I have more than a handful of times, but it’s pretty awesome when it happens.
One time that stands out in my memory was when I discovered I was pregnant…again. I was standing in the bathroom, bawling and talking to God. I was saying things like, “I just can’t be pregnant again! I’m already bigger than a barn! Whaaaaa!” I must have paused for a moment because suddenly, very clearly, God spoke to my heart saying, “Will you trust me in this thing also?” I said, “Yes, Lord. I will trust you in this thing also.”
In my book, “What Kids Pray“, I tell about teaching my Sunday school children to listen for the voice of God. Here is an excerpt.
“Recently, when teaching the children to listen for God’s “still small voice”, I had recorded sound effects on my little recorder for the kids to identify. Then, as the last sound, I recorded myself whispering in a very quiet voice, the Bible reference chapter and verse that I would be teaching from. (1 Kings 19:12) I had played the rest of the sounds at a normal volume, but when I played the recording of my scripture reference, I turned the volume down so the kids had to lean way in to hear. I had to play it a few times before they could tell me what I said, and that was with some of them shushing each other to hear better. Then, I went on to teach about listening for the voice of God.”
1 Kings 19:12 calls the voice of God a “still small voice”. Sometimes, we need to look for God in the small things in life instead of only the big things. He’s right there with us, maybe in the comment of a co-worker or seeing a beautiful cloud or looking out the window at the birds while drinking a good cup of coffee. It’s simple really. Just get comfy, pick up your Bible and start to read. God will talk to you through His word.
1 Kings 19:11. “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.”
It’s time for me to go put my feet up and read my Bible. I’ll be listening for the still small voice of God.
I asked the Lord what He would have me to do. He said, “Just write.”