1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.
Of course, this is from the famous story of Elijah. He is hiding in a cave because King Ahab and Queen Jezebel are out to murder him. God asks him why he is hiding in the cave? To which Elijah says something like, "Everyone quit, I'm the only one left, and they are trying to kill me."
So there is a violent wind that tears rocks apart. An earthquake and then a fire followed that. But God wasn't in any of them. Instead, God spoke in a still small voice. Elijah quickly covers his face with his cloak and listens to the voice of God.
Too often, we want God to drop a billboard right in front of us. We want Him to use a megaphone to shout out His instructions. We need a "sign" from Him that He is on the job today.
But God shouldn't have to demand your attention, and you should give it to Him freely. The Bible often paints the picture that we are to sit down and have a meal with God. I don't know about you, but I don't like it when people shout at me during my meals. I want to have a casual conversation about life, family, faith, and more.
Take the time to quite your heart. Tune out the noise of the day. Those voices in your head that are demanding that you do something else right now. Give up on the "billboards" from God mentality and listen with your heart. God is speaking to you right now.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, speak to me. AMEN