I Kings 19:11-13 “The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.”
Have you ever heard the whisper of the Lord? The small voice inside of you that says, do this, or reminds you of something right at the time when you needed to recall that information. Have you ever left the house and forgot something and thought, “oh well, I’m not going back. I won’t need it” and then later actually did need it. What do we often say in those times? I know I say, “something told me to just take the time to go back and get it.” That “something” is more often than not, God.
Hearing God’s voice is not a mystic experience reserved for only an elite group of Christians. Yes, occasionally it can be a dramatic experience but God speaks to us every single day in so many ways we overlook if we are not clued in. Most times His voice is so gentle we think it's our own thought. Many times God speaks in a still small voice, a knowing, an intuition.
Certainly everything we think is not the voice of God but if we begin to pay attention, and tune into the frequency of Heaven it will not be long before with practice we can discern more and more what is God and what is us.
God is so gracious to speak to us. The creator of the universe wants to converse with us. How mind blowing is that? So often we look for Him in large and grandiose ways, in the fire and in the earthquake and so forth. God is whispering to our hearts it's up to us to be still and listen.