“What are you doing here, Elijah…?  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 to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”” –I Kings 19:9, 12, 13

“Do whatever he tells you.” —John 2:5

            Quiet… shhhhh… listen…  Take the time to listen.  Be in a still place.  What is He saying to you?  Will you listen and obey?  Obedience to that voice, that is top priority.  Are you taking the time to be quiet and listen.  It is His still small voice we desire to hear and then go forward being and doing what He desires.  As Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said after pursuing every endeavor to find meaning—- “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).   Jesus said, “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them” (John 14:21).  And be sure, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (II Corinthians 5:10).  As our Father has said, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him” (Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35).  We are commanded to listen.  Are we?

What are you doing here?  What are you doing here?  Our Lord asked that question to Elijah twice.  It was His voice in a whisper.  God wants to get our attention.  Will we take the time to listen or are we just so busy with so many other “important” things that we do not take the time to listen to Him?  And… if we are so involved with all those “important” things without taking the time to listen to Him, what does that say about our relationship with Him?  So, we know better than He?  Let’s take the time to listen.

Yes, Dear Father and please speak Your Word to us by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  And then may we be and do what you desire.

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