Notes

“Why does God whisper?”

In 1 Kings 19:9-13, Elijah heard a windstorm, an earthquake, and a fire. But the Lord wasn’t in any of them. It wasn’t until Elijah heard a gentle whisper that he went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

The voices in your head that are yelling, screaming and condemning you are from Satan, the accuser. Why is he yelling? He’s far away from us, throwing pot shots.

“God whispers because He is close.”

God wants to talk with us all the time. He speaks through the Bible, dreams, music, and sermons. He will speak to us every time we go to church – just like he did with Moses.

Numbers 7:89, “Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover – the place of atonement – that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. The Lord spoke to him from there.” New Living Translation

What can you do to make sure you hear what God is speaking to you at church?

“Take notes.”

When you are writing down every reference and each point of the sermon, your mind cannot hear what Satan is yelling. God will give you personal directions, too.

“Write them down.”

It’s good to keep a notebook for devotions and sermons or keep the notes on your phone. Then you can go back to your notes later. Read and review your notes a day or two later to get all God is saying to you. Here’s a note from yesterday’s sermon. . .

Knowledge makes us haughty; application makes us holy.

Dear Father God,

Thank You for speaking to us. Show us how to apply what we learned yesterday and guide us the rest of the week.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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