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Our Best Friend

If you are a Christian, you are led by His voice. It’s His leading that lets us know that we are His own (Romans 8:14 & 16). But many times
people do not recognize the voice of God because they’ve never been taught what to listen for. The earlier in our lives we learn these things, the more trouble and heartache we can save ourselves. For some, recognizing His voice will come very quickly and easily. For others, it may be a challenge to learn to “hear” in their hearts and not their head. Also, learning to hear and recognize the voice of God is not something you can put down in a one-two-three order and then have it for life! It is a lifetime process to learn to perfect
one’s communication with the Holy Spirit. Be patient with yourself and always know He is with you. He is your best friend. Elijah was a prophet called by God to bring correction to King Ahab and his wife Jezebel during a rough period in ancient Israel. He saw many miracles in his life and was used mightily by the Lord to demonstrate the power of God to Israel. Than he ran and hid in fear. The LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied, The Israelite’s have rejected your covenant, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too. 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. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a soft voice God began to speak said to him, you are going to anoint a new king to replace Ahab and Jezebel, and you will anoint a new prophet. So Elijah obeyed God. He knew God was all-powerful, and could do anything. Because of that, he expected to hear His voice in the wind, the earthquake and the fire. But he did not hear God’s voice there. To his surprise, it was when things got quiet that he heard God’s still, small, soft voice. He learned that when it seems like everything is caving in all around him, that if he got quiet, he would hear God’s voice.

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