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Advent Devo Day 6

Friday, December 3, 2021

“The Still Small Voice”

Carol Sue Hutchinson

I Kings 19:11-14

Elijah was waiting to hear from God. He looked in the obvious occurrences, the wind, the earthquake, and the fire. These are big calamities in our weather world, and we think only God could do something big. Elijah realized that God wasn’t going to speak in the big, obvious calamities. So, he waited. God came to him in a whisper. He had to be still with a quiet spirit to hear God’s message to him.

This is so like us today. We are always on the move, in the middle of big occurrences but we can’t hear God. In Psalm 46:10 we read, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” We know that God is in the big stuff. We also know that to really hear God in our life, we need to be quiet, be still so that we can hear His whisper.

There is a Max Lucado story called “The Song of the King” where the knight heard the King’s Song because his companion, the King’s Son, kept singing it to him. As Christ-followers, we know that He is there in our lives all the time. Unfortunately, the noise and chaos of our world can drown it out. We need to learn to be quiet, to be still to hear God speak to us, giving us direction to the path He has set for us.

In our world, being quiet and still can be a challenge. God makes it possible to find that place so that we can hear Him.

Prayer: Lord, God, teach us to find the quiet place where we can still our minds and hearts to hear your voice. Amen.

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