Are you still listening?

1504.listenI don’t know about you, but I am a music lover, ranging anywhere from Country to Lite Rock to Pop Hits to Piano to Praise and Worship. You should see my playlist. I’m all over the map with my choice of music.

While working on the computer, I’ll tune in to Pandora and listen to whatever inspires me for the need of the moment. Since I’m so cheap, and listen to FREE Pandora, there are commercial breaks every so often that I just tune out mentally and keep on typing. Every now and then the music stops. Now that will get my attention.

I have to stop typing, click on Pandora, and this message appears on the screen:

Are you still listening?

It’s no fun playing to an empty room. 

Click to return to station

The first time I saw this I smiled and thought, how smart is that! The advertising and marketing people came up with something so clever. I have to take action to get back to the music.

But then, the more those words popped up, the more I began to think…and then wonder—

Does Jesus ever feel like saying that too?

Are you still listening?

It’s no fun talking to you when my words are spoken to an empty room.

Don’t you want to hear my song of hope, comfort, peace, and encouragement?

Return to me…

It’s so simple to reconnect.

Be still

and

Listen to me again…

Click here, I’m waiting for you.

1504.Elijah“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” The Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. …but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, …he went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” I Kings 19:11-13

Elijah knew the sound of that gentle whisper was God’s voice. He realized that God doesn’t reveal himself only in powerful, miraculous ways.

Too often, we only look for God in the big things and easily miss Him gently whispering in the quietness of a humbled heart.

Are you listening for God?

Step back from the noise and activity of your busy life this Spring and listen humbly and quietly for His voice. It may come when you least expect it.

God has something to say to you—R I G H T  N O W

It could be just a click away.

Happy Spring and Happy Listening!

Susan Miller signatureSusan Miller, America's Moving Coach