Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rests Within A Song

The name of this blog is "In The Whisper" and it is based on I Kings 19: 11,12 which says, " And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks 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."
These verses to me mean that I need to not be looking for a loud voice from the LORD...for an audible sound or message or voice. They mean that the LORD is mighty in power...His mere presence of passing by in this passage of Scripture caused strong winds which broke rocks! And earthquakes! And fires!
But in all of this the LORD was not in it...He was in the still small voice. The quiet voice of the Holy Spirit.
How can you hear someone whispering if you have a loud TV blaring all the time? Or loud music playing all the time...even Christian music? Or are so busy that all you hear are people and yourself talking?
Many times Jesus withdrew from the crowd to be by Himself and talk with His Father. We need quiet in our lives. We need alone time. Time without noise to sit quietly and listen for what the LORD is communicating to us. We need to study His Word and meditate on it day and night.
Tonight at choir practice we did a song with rests. Musicians know what I mean. You sing....and then you stop singing...no holding on to the notes. You just stop singing...until time to come back in and sing again. The rests are written into the music because they are important...the quiet gives time for the message of the song to sink into the ears and hearts of the listener.
We need rests in life so that we can allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us and let what the Word says "sink" into our hearts.
Life right now is filled with a lot of loud things, shouts for my attention. In order to have peace...the peace of God...I have to spend time in quiet with Him.
Is your life busy and loud right now in the holiday season? Try to make some time to be quiet by yourself ...just you and the LORD.
Today I heard the whisper of God in the rests within a song.

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