Spiritually, most of us would make excellent offensive lineman blocking anyone trying to get to the quarterback of our hearts and lives. God is trying to get through to you and me, but we have this most frustrating habit of placing Him on hold for long periods of time hoping He will hang up and use the automated system of our lives. Sometimes you need to get away to hear what God is saying to you. Sometimes you need a crisis to help tune you in. Sometimes you just need to be desperate to hear Him. Spiritual deafness even happens to some of the most faithful followers. Elijah was a faithful prophet who desperately needed to hear God’s voice.
“Then He(God) 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; and after the earthquake a fire, [but] the LORD [was] not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-12
The strong wind, earthquake, and fire were only meant to draw Elijah’s attention, but the voice of the Lord came after. I believe with the pandemic God has the attention of many people, and now we should listen for His distinct voice speaking like a whisper. Look at what God said.
“So it was, when Elijah heard [it,] that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice [came] to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:13
God may want to ask you the same question, “What are you doing here?” What God is saying to me using this scripture is that God is where you are right now, and He is patiently waiting for all the noises that have captured your attention to fade out to speak to you. God is speaking to you. What is He saying?