This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:
I remember walking along having a conversation and then came the words that made me stop in my tracks. My feet stopped moving and I turned to him and asked him to repeat what he had just said…
In Habakkuk we read about standing on guard.
“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me” Habakkuk 2:1 ESV
In Psalms we are encouraged to be still and know that He is God.
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 ESV
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him” Psalm 37:7 ESV
Elijah described God’s voice as being a still small voice.
“And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12 KJV
I have a problem. I hate being still! It takes everything in me to just stop and still myself with nothing in my hands, no noise around me, and just be still. I can think of countless times though that I have found myself freezing my steps in response to a noise I heard or to listen for something. Now I am no hunter but from what I’ve seen they have to be so still in order to 1. not be heard, and 2. listen and watch for what they are hunting.
What if we were to think about hunting for that still small voice of the Lord. Tracking it down. Searching for it with desire and passion to that we can grasp hold of it and all that it possesses…truth.
This weekend I am going to Women of Faith in Charlotte and I pray that I can still my mind and heart so that I am attentive and ready to hear the still small voice of the Lord. He might speak to me through the music, a speaker, a friend…or maybe He will speak through a moment of silent stillness.
How do you listen for the still small voice of the Lord?
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