The young man had lost his job and didn’t know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher. Pacing about the preacher’s study, the young man ranted about his problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, “I’ve begged God to say something to help me. Tell me, Preacher, why doesn’t God answer?” The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply — something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across the room. “What did you say?” he asked.
The preacher repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on the preacher’s chair. “Sorry,” he said. “I still didn’t hear you.”
With their heads bent together, the old preacher spoke once more. “Sometimes….God Whispers,” he said, “so we will move closer to hear Him.”
I WISH THAT GOD WOULD SPEAK TO ME LOUDLY AND CLEARLY.
I want God’s voice to thunder through the air with the answer to my problem.
But, I am whispering because I can see you drifting away from Me, and I want to get close to you again!
God’s whisper means that I must stop my ranting and move close to Him, until my head is bent together with His.
And then, as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find myself closer to God.
We live in a society that is inundated with noise, clutter, and confusion.
Sometimes, God doesn’t scream at us like the commercials on our televisions.
Sometimes, God still chooses to whisper.
Sometimes, God still speaks in the still, small voice!
If I will listen closely, draw near to Him; get very close…. I know that Iwill hear what God is saying!
I had never seen this scripture before, but Paul said, we need to study to be quiet!
I want to hear what He is saying to me today.
In the Bonds of Calvary,