1 Kings 19:11, 12 - Keeping In Tune With Gods Still Small Voice.

1 Kings 19:11, 12 (NKJV) Then He said, "Go 
out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord." 
And behold, the Lord passed by, and 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; 12 
and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord 
was not in the fire; and after the fire a still 
small voice. 


   My heart sank as I neared the bridge that 
would take me to my medical appointment in the 
city. Hundreds of cars were backed up as traffic 
inched along. On top of that, the steady rain had 
turned into a downpour; I could barely see the 
lights of the car in front of me. Finally I reached 
the base of the one-and-a-half mile long bridge 
that rose a hundred and forty feet in the air. 
Frequent lightning flashed in my eyes, and thunder 
assaulted my ears.  
   It took me a few minutes to realize that 
the oldies radio station was playing a classic 
Bob Dylan song, Like a Rolling Stone. I hit the 
power button and said out loud, I am not on my 
own and I am not unknown. Then I began to 
pray to Jesus, the One who had seen me safely 
across every bridge Ive ever encountered. While 
the thunder and lightning didnt ease up, I 
noticed them less as I concentrated on the gentle 
assurance of Christs presence and the peace it 
brought to my spirit.  
   Later, I wondered how often I choose to 
listen to the negative voices blaring in my ears 
from the culture around me just because theyre 
the loudest. I promised to become more sensitive 
to the gentle whisper of Jesus, which I would 
much rather hear. by Dianne Neal Matthews  
   Faith Step: Whose voice will you listen 
to today? When you feel fearful or troubled, 
ask Jesus to whisper reassurance to your spirit. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2020 Devotional by Guideposts and 


   God not only wants to hear us, but he 
wants us to hear him. What does he sound like? How 
does that happen? From my experience, it occurs 
in many different ways. A lot of people tell 
me, "Well, I waited to hear the voice of God 
boom across the heavens, but it was pretty 
   Not that he can't boom when he wants, but 
I suspect he more often speaks to us the way 
he spoke to Elijah, as indicated in today's 
   Scripture says very clearly that there 
was a wind that tore through the mountains and 
shattered the rocks, but God was not in the wind. Then 
there was a huge earthquake, where most people 
would probably expect to find God, but God was not 
in the earthquake. Then there was a blazing 
fire, but God was not in the fire. Finally, there 
came a "gentle whisper" - and that's how God 
spoke to Elijah. 
   God may speak to you in the same way: a 
gentle whisper. It may happen when you're in 
prayer, or as you open up his Word and soak in the 
truth you find there. God may speak to you through 
other people or even through circumstances. When 
you have eyes to see what he's doing and ears to 
hear what he's saying, God may speak to you 
   Today pay attention and listen closely 
for the voice of God. What is he saying to you? 
   I'm grateful for how you listen to my 
prayers, Lord, but I also want to listen and hear 
your voice. Speak to me, God, and give me ears to 
hear. [Daily Power by Craig Groeschel] 

   The prophet Elijah went to a remote place 
to meet with God. He was stretched to his limit 
and told God exactly how frustrated and 
discouraged he was. God sent a mighty windstorm, but God 
wasn't in the wind. Then God sent an earthquake, 
but God wasn't in the earthquake. Then God sent 
a fire, but God wasn't in the fire. 
   When God had Elijah's complete attention, 
God came to Elijah in a gentle whisper. God 
listened to Elijah, and God whispered gently but 
firmly what Elijah needed to hear. 
   God often speaks in a gentle whisper, so 
we need to silence the distractions - including 
the distractions inside our heads - in order to 
hear him. Consider turning off your phone, going 
to someplace quiet, and telling God what's on 
your mind. Then wait for his whisper. Even five 
or ten minutes in a busy day can make a big 
difference. Or if you're really at your limit, a day 
away with plenty of rest might make you more 
effective in the long run. He's waiting for you. 
   If you remove the distractions in your 
life, you'll hear God's gentle whisper. [The 
Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional] 


We must individually hear Him speaking to 
the heart. When every other voice is hushed, and 
in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of 
the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. 
He bids us, "Be still, and know that I am God." 
Here alone can true rest be found.  And this is 
the effectual preparation for all labor for God. 


Wait quietly in My presence while My 
thoughts form silently in the depths of your being. 
Do not try to rush this process, because hurry 
keeps your heart earthbound. I am the Creator of 
the entire universe, yet I choose to make My 
humble home in your heart. It is there where you 
know Me most intimately; it is there where I 
speak to you in holy whispers. Ask My Spirit to 
quiet your mind so that you can hear My still, 
small voice within you. I am speaking to you 
continually: words of Life  Peace  Love. Tune your 
heart to receive these messages of abundant 
blessing. Lay your requests before Me and wait in 
expectation. (1Ki. 19:12; Psa. 5:3) [Jesus Calling by 
Sarah Young] 


1 Kings 19:11-12 - Keeping In Tune With 
God's Still Small Voice. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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