"Do you hear that noise?" my Uncle Sam asked. I could not hear anything, but when I listened carefully, I heard a faint clicking sound. "Your car is always talking to you… listen carefully, Bob." – wise advice for a young boy from his uncle.

Some of the most important voices in my life begin as quiet, non-demanding encouragements for my attention. When ignored, a price is paid! Those same quiet voices often emanate from my body telling me to eat less, exercise more, and create more time for rest. When ignored, my body pays a price.

The same is true of the voices in my spiritual life. Although David reminds me that the voice of the Lord can be powerful and majestic (Psalm 29), more commonly His voice may be heard in gentle whispers. During a time of deep depression, Elijah heard the whispers of God, but they may have been hard to hear because

. . . 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. (I Kings 19:11-12 NIV)

Responding to God’s gentle whisper brought renewed purpose to Elijah’s life.

I want to hear the whispers of God. Will you join me in training our ears to hear His voice?


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder