Have I talked about when God spoke to me in my Big Mama’s voice? Several years ago, I crawled out of bed, put on make-up, and a lovely dress to attend a women’s event. After worship, there was a call to come forward for prayer. I had no desire to go, but I felt my body rise and follow the other women. “No one ever has a word for me. This is a waste of time,” resounded in my thoughts. God lovingly pierced my heart softly but firmly with my grandmother’s voice, saying, “Stay here, be quiet, and wait on Me.” I relax. Head bowed, eyes closed, I quiet my mind before Him and wait.
A woman whose voice I didn’t know came from behind me. Placing her hand on my shoulder, she whispered, “Father, reveal to her Your rest. She’s been fasting for three days, Lord, and she needs rest. Your rest. Show her what still needs to fall away. Show her what’s next. Help her to trust you. And help her to rest. And Lord, take her deeper than she’s ever gone before.” She was gone before I opened my eyes. Who was she, and how did she know that I had been fasting for three days? Who told her I felt weak and tired? Her words brought confirmation, peace, and hope to my spirit.
Quietly Before Him
Psalm 62:1 NLT says, “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him.”
There is power in being quiet before Him. Our silence allows His voice to be heard clearly. Taking time to sit at His feet like Mary of Bethany goes against the grain of culture. And yet, Jesus said she made the best choice. In verse 5 of Psalm 62, it says,
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.”
All That I Am
I can’t remember the last time I let “all that I am” wait quietly before Him. Can you? Let’s quiet our hearts together and hope in Him. And maybe you too will hear Him say, “Stay here, be quiet, and wait on Me.”
Has God ever used a familiar-sounding voice to speak to you? What did He say? Take some time to quiet your heart and ponder His word for you.
Precious Lord, Thank You for speaking to us in familiar voices. Thank you for teaching us to quiet our hearts and put our hope in You. Silently before You, we come and wait. In Jesus’ name. Amen.