Came A Gentle Whisper

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 158 - 1 Kings 19:11-12- Came A Gentle Whisper - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 158 – 1 Kings 19:11-12- Came A Gentle Whisper – Growing As Disciples

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)

Quiet 

I know one thing that is for certain. What’s that? I will only hear your whispers if I want to hear your whispers. Why do you say that? Life is busy and noisy. If I want to hear your voice speaking to me, I will need to quiet myself before you. That may seem like an easy task to some. But it is not. It takes a vigorous and committed effort to regularly and consistently quiet myself before you. Why is that the case? The demands of life scream for my attention. All that seems urgent but is ultimately not all that important attempts to monopolize all my time. There is never enough time to complete all the items on the “to do” lists of life. Trust me, I know. I have raced through life accomplishing the urgent and the unimportant. I do trust you, on this. Your life is not hidden from me. I have seen the frantic activity of your life. I know.

Do you want to hear from me? There is nothing I want more than to hear from you. Why is that? I want to come to know you. I want to come to love you. I want to come to follow and serve you. I want to come to live my life with and for you. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I don’t want to hear an occasional whisper from you. I want to live in an ongoing dialogue with you throughout the day by day, moments of my life. How will that be possible? Only by you making it possible, of that I am sure. Yes, but what will need to happen in you for you to be able to hear from me? I will tell you what I think. Go ahead, I’m listening. Day by day and moment by moment you will make me better able to hear your voice as I continue to quiet myself before you. How do you know that to be true? That is what you have been doing in me already. You are making me better able to hear from you. Yes, I am. Keep on quieting yourself before me. Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Heavenly Father, I will withdraw from the noise and busyness of life so I can hear from you. I will quiet myself before you so I can hear your gentle whispers. Speak to me. I am listening. I will hear and respond and act on everything you have to say to me. Amen

Key Question… When are you withdrawing from the noise and busyness of life so you can hear God speaking to you?

Living It Out… Set aside a time and place to quiet yourself before God so you can hear from Him.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will speak to you in gentle whispers when you meet with Him in prayer.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group something God has spoken to you through a gentle whisper.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you quiet yourself before God so that you can hear from Him.

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A Still Small Voice

The Prayer Filled Life - Day 96 - 1 Kings 19-11-12 - A Still Small Voice - Growing As Disciples

The Prayer Filled Life – Day 96 – 1 Kings 19-11-12 – A Still Small Voice – Growing As Disciples

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces 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. 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NKJV) 

Speak To Me

That is what I want. What do you want? I want you to speak to me. I want to hear your voice. Why do you want me to speak to you? Why do you want to hear my voice? I want to know you. I want to know your will. I want to walk in your ways. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I want to walk through life with you. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. I want to live the life you have called me to live. Would any of that be possible if I never heard from you? Would my own thoughts guide me to where I should go? Would my own ideas give me what I should do? What do you think? I’m more interested in what you think. What have I already said to you? You have said that apart from you, I can do nothing. Do you believe that to be true? I know that to be true. So, are you really ready to listen to me? Yes, I am. That is very good.

What else have I already said to you? You have said that I will find you when I seek you with all my heart. Do you know that to also be true? Yes, I do. That is also very good. What does that tell you about seeking me? What does that tell you about listening to my voice? Seeking you and listening to you is not an occasional, part time, half-hearted effort. If I really want to seek you and hear from you, I must be fully devoted to you. All my heart and mind and life must be focused on you, to both seek and hear from you. That is correct.

What are you prepared to do as your part in seeking and hearing from me? I will withdraw from the noise and busyness of life. I will quiet myself in your presence. I will meet with you in your word. Why is all this important? You will not shout to get my attention. I am very unlikely to hear your still small voice over the noise and busyness of life. That is true. What is also true? I am more than a little hard of hearing. Hearing your voice does not come naturally or easily to me. Hearing your voice seems like a habit to be practiced and a skill to be developed. Yes, it is. As I continue to meet with you in your word, I will learn to hear you speaking to me. I will follow you to where you lead me and do what you ask me. I will then be able to live the life you have called me to live. Of that, you can be certain. Keep on drawing near to me. I will draw near to you. You will hear from me. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, this life is busy. This life is noisy. I know that it will be unlikely that I will hear your voice over the noise and busyness of life. So, I will withdraw to quiet places so I can hear from you. I will focus my heart, mind, and life on you. Lord, speak to me. I’m listening. Amen

Key Question…  How are you making a habit of withdrawing from the noise of life so you can hear the Lord’s voice?

Living It Out…  Meet with God in His word and listen to His still small voice speaking to you.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will speak to you as you listen carefully to Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are making it a habit to listen carefully to the Lord’s voice.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord speaking to you.

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Gentle Whisper

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 136 - 1 Kings 19:11-12 - Gentle Whisper - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 136 – 1 Kings 19:11-12 – Gentle Whisper – Growing As Disciples

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)

Hear From Me

Do you want to hear from me? Yes, of course, I want to hear from you. Then I will ask you a couple questions. I’m listening. That’s good. What will make you able to hear from me? What will you unable to hear from me? I will start with your second question first. I will be unable to hear from you if I don’t believe that you will speak to me. I will be unable to hear from you if I am making no attempt to listen to you. I will be unable to hear from you if I never quiet myself before you. Why is that? This life is noisy. This life is busy. This life is distracting. This life is all consuming. If I don’t set aside a time and place to quiet myself before you, it will be very difficult for me to hear from you. That is true. There is something else that I have learned. What is that? Being able to hear and recognize your voice is something that grows over time. How so? The more I quiet myself before you and the more I listen to you, the more I will hear your gentle whispers speaking to me. That is also true. I know a couple other points are true, without a doubt. Tell me about them. If I am unwilling to obey you, I will be unlikely to hear from you. Why would you speak to me if I am unwilling to listen to you? Good point. Not obeying you is a sin, which brings me to the next point. If I have unconfessed sin in my life, I am unlikely to hear from you. Why is that? Unconfessed sin will more likely make me want to run from you rather than draw near to you. You are wise to know that to be true.

Let me hear what will make you able to hear from me? A burning desire to hear from you will make me able to hear from you. I will certainly find you if I seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will certainly find you if I seek you with all that is within me. Yes, you will. A willingness to quiet myself before you will make me able to hear from you. A willingness to confess all my sins to you will make me able to hear from you. A commitment to set apart a daily time and place to meet with you will make me able to hear from you. Will you do all these things? Will you have this desire and this willingness in you? Yes, I will. That will be very good. Then you will hear from me. 

Heavenly Father, I know life is busy. I know that life is noisy. I know that I am hard of hearing. So, I will set aside a daily time and place to meet with you. I will quiet myself before you. I will listen carefully to you. I will hear your gentle whispers speaking to me. Amen

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A Gentle Whisper

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 158 - 1 Kings 19:11-12- A Gentle Whisper - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 158 – 1 Kings 19:11-12- A Gentle Whisper – Growing As Disciples

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)

Quiet 

I know one thing that is for certain. What’s that? I will only hear your whispers if I want to hear your whispers. Why do you say that? Life is busy and noisy. If I want to hear your voice speaking to me, I will need to quiet myself before you. That may seem like an easy task to some. But it is not. It takes a vigorous and committed effort to regularly and consistently quiet myself before you. Why is that the case? The demands of life scream for my attention. All that seems urgent but is ultimately not all that important attempts to monopolize all my time. There is never enough time to complete all the items on the “to do” lists of life. Trust me, I know. I have raced through life accomplishing the urgent and the unimportant. I do trust you, on this. Your life is not hidden from me. I have seen the frantic activity of your life. I know.

Do you want to hear from me? There is nothing I want more than to hear from you. Why is that? I want to come to know you. I want to come to love you. I want to come to follow and serve you. I want to come to live my life with and for you. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I don’t want to hear an occasional whisper from you. I want to live in an ongoing dialogue with you throughout the day by day, moments of my life. How will that be possible? Only by you making it possible, of that I am sure. Yes, but what will need to happen in you for you to be able to hear from me? I will tell you what I think. Go ahead, I’m listening. Day by day and moment by moment you will make me better able to hear your voice as I continue to quiet myself before you. How do you know that to be true? That is what you have been doing in me already. You are making me better able to hear from you. Yes, I am. Keep on quieting yourself before me. Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Heavenly Father, I will withdraw from the noise and busyness of life so I can hear from you. I will quiet myself before you so I can hear your gentle whispers. Speak to me. I am listening. I will hear and respond and act on everything you have to say to me. Amen

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A Gentle Whisper

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - 1 Kings 19:11-12 - A Gentle Whisper - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – 1 Kings 19:11-12 – A Gentle Whisper – Growing As Disciples

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)  

Whispering

Do you want to hear from me? Do you want to hear my voice speaking to you? How do you think I will speak to you? Yes, I want to hear from you. Nothing would be better than to hear your voice speaking to me. I’m not sure how you will speak to me. I’m guessing that you will speak to me in any number of ways. I think the ways that you might speak to me could be almost endless. I’m not sure that I understand your question. Let me ask you another. Go ahead, I’m listening. Do you think that I will shout at you? No, I don’t think you will shout at me. It’s possible that you might speak to me in that way in an extreme situation. Have I ever spoken to you in that way before? No, you have not. But, I’m open to that possibility. That’s good. Have I ever spoken to you in a gentle whisper? Yes, you have spoken to me in a gentle whisper many times before. That’s true. 

Why do you think I speak to you in a gentle whispers? Your whispers place me in a position to hear from you. Your whispers have helped me to quiet myself before you. Your whispers have caused me to be still in your presence. Your whispers have caused me to humble myself before you as I come with a listening heart. Your whispers have developed my reliance on you. I also know that you want me to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. Your whispers have drawn me nearer to you. Your whispers have caused me to lean into you so that I can hear your voice. I can’t remain distant from you if I want your whispers to guard and guide and grace my life. No you cannot. Will you draw near to me? Will you turn your ear to me? Will you lean into me so you can hear my voice whispering to you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will humble myself at your feet. I will stop to listen and quiet myself before you.  I will live in an intimate relationship with you. I will draw near to you and lean in close so I can hear your whispers. Guard and guide and grace my life with your whispers. Amen

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