Challenge · Faith · Listen

the challenge of… asking to hear…

The challenge of… asking to hear Him more clearly… is an exercise of faith…

In the wee dark hours of this morning… I’m reminded of a quote I read this week…

What God asks of men, said Graham, is faith. His invisibility is the truest test of that faith. To know who sees him, God makes himself unseen.

—Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken, quoting Billy Graham

But… He not only makes Himself unseen… He turns His volume down… and the background noise up…

So perhaps… to know who hears Him… He makes Himself unheard…

Dare you believe He’s speaking…? every moment… of every day…? with words of love…? guidance…? direction…? wisdom…?

If you want to hear… you have to listen… by faith…

Willingly… I embrace the challenge… of listening… hearing… His voice which now seems quieter… hidden somewhere behind the noise of life…

Because… I don’t want to miss a Word… He has for me… I will stop… listen… wait… and learn to filter… discern… Him… from all the rest…

What about you…? When He seems quiet… silent…? Do you stop listening because you think He’s stopped talking…? Or do you believe… He’s asking you to exercise your faith…?

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great strong wind tore the mountains and broke 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. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. … And behold, there came a voice…
1Kings 19:11-13 ESV

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