Had to share this one with you as a quick post:
How do you listen? When do you hear? Think back to Elijah hiding in the cave on the mountain of Horeb.
11 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.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Elijah did not hear the voice of God in the wind, or in the thunder of shattered rock. He did not hear His voice in the earthquake or in the fire that followed. There was no fanfare, no brass band, no drum line, and no great announcer.
He heard the voice of God in the silence, when things were again at peace, as a whisper in his ear, gently asking:
Do you listen with your ears? With your mind? With your heart? Or with your soul?
Listen well, but use all of your senses to do so. Be open, and you also might hear God calling to you.