The inward voice that's always there

We may not have listened all the time, but that voice has always been there. The one that tells you to do this or that. The one that, if heeded, protects you from harm. The one that brings peace within.

Elijah heard this voice. When he was being pursued by Jezebel, who sought to kill him, Elijah fled to Mount Horeb. The Bible records that while he was there, there was "a great and strong wind ... and after the wind an earthquake; ... and after the earthquake a fire; ... and after the fire a still small voice" (I Kings 19:11, 12). Elijah recognized that God was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire, but in the still small voice.

This is the same voice that you and I hear as we are earnestly seeking God. The thoughts we hear are more than mere human intuition or guessing. They are God talking directly to His child, leading, protecting, and helping. This voice is always present because God is always present. He is always awakening us to His ideas.

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Wilderness experience*
May 19, 1997

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