Leigh raced through the front door, threw her purse and keys on the island counter, and ran up the stairs. A quick glance at her clock told her she had less than thirty minutes to get ready for the evening event.
Why did she pack so much into one day? When will she learn?
Her heart pounded. Her rushed day of meetings, shopping on the way home, and running the kids to the sitter’s place took its toll. She breathed in and out through her nose to slow the racing down. A method taught to her by her Moksha yoga instructor. It worked.
Leigh grabbed a sundress from her closet.
She whipped around.
I’m losing it.
Leigh sucked in a breath. Was God talking to her?
“Do you still do that today, Lord?”
Of course, but you’re not listening.
Leigh plunked herself on the bed. “I’m sorry. I’ve been too busy.”
A breeze from the open window caused the curtains to dance back and forth. Leigh smiled.
Yes, I hear You.
Do you think God still talks audibly to us today?
I believe He does, but we don’t hear Him. Why? We’re making too much noise. How can we hear when we’re too busy racing around trying to get things done?
I confess. I’m guilty. I have my evening planned before I even leave work! Yoga, then home for supper, then writing, maybe read. Oh…don’t forget my devotions. Rush, rush, rush.
Or, we just can’t say no. We have to be involved in everything. We can’t seem to take time to sit.
And be still.
In a few more sleeps, I’ll be heading home to New Brunswick to visit my family. I can’t wait to go to the cottage on Harrison Mountain. It’s so peaceful there. No electricity, no running water, and yup, no indoor plumbing! Back to nature. :-)
I wake up in the morning to birds singing and complete stillness. It’s my favourite spot to sit and listen to His voice.
What if we stopped trying to do everything and listened to His voice? We would take care of ourselves and our families. We would be able to breathe! And, most of all, we would be obedient.
Are you listening to the wind?
You never know when God could be speaking. Let’s listen to His whisper.
Has God spoken to you audibly? Share your experience in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!
1 Kings 19:12b (NIV)
“And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”