Grace and peace be unto you.
Word of Encouragement…
He received a message that he would be killed. His heart was in anguish, his mind in turmoil. In an attempt to save his life, he fled to the wilderness. There, in “no man’s land,” an angel ministered to him. The angel gave him food to eat and spoke to his mind so he slept peacefully. When he awoke, he felt a glimmer of hope and noticed that his strength had returned, and so he walked 40 days and 40 nights to meet his Father. When he arrived, he went into a cave and slept for the night.
“…A great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces 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 a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:1-13). We are more receptive to the Lord’s voice when we have an urgent need or at a low point in our life.
Sometimes curiosity leads us to the Lord’s voice. The story is told about Moses and the burning bush. Reportedly, Moses realized that the bush was not burning although it was on fire. And so, he decided to go closer and investigate. When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, He called to him from within the bush, and told him not to come any closer, for the place he was standing was holy ground (Exodus 3:1-5).
Nowadays, God speaks to us through His Holy Spirit. As believers in Christ, we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He guides us into all the truth and tells us what is yet to come (John 16:13). He comforts us when we are troubled so we are empowered to console others (2 Corinthians 1:4). The Holy Spirit also intercedes for us and helps us in our weaknesses.
You might have considered the question, how can I hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. Well, He does not speak in noise or confusion, therefore you must calm your mind and spirit so you can hear Him.
Heavenly Father, please help us to discipline our mind and spirit so we can hear the voice of your Holy Spirit, in Jesus’s name, Amen.