A couple was trying to make a decision on the purchase of a house. They had a choice between four different ones. As they inquired of others, they received so many opinions that confusion arose. They even started wondering if they should buy at all. Doubt and fear added to their perplexity. This state of mind lasted for a few days until they, themselves, retreated from all voices and sought God for His wisdom. There, in that still place, God gently spoke to them and showed them the house He wanted for them.
When we go to God first to seek His wisdom, we can rest assured the counsel of others will confirm the leading in our hearts. It’s when we don’t seek Him first, but seek others, that our choices are hindered. God’s answers are heard in the quiet place. The still small voice of God comes gently and can be heard as we are still. God speaks so softly in the midst of all the noise that surrounds us, we can barely detect His voice unless we separate ourselves from our environment.
Often, after the fact, we realize He did try to get our attention. He uses these times to train us to take heed to His leading. His desire for us to hear His voice is more than we know. God is calling us into a deeper place of intimacy. Let us tune down all other sounds and stay tuned to His voice, from glory to glory!
1 Kings 19:12 “…and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”