Listen, listen closely – can you hear Him calling your name in the slight breeze of the trees? Maybe as you are standing on the beach – do you hear His voice reaching out to you across the roar of the waves? Perhaps you are sitting on the porch in the cool of the evening, listen to the crickets and frogs – is He using them to teach you to slow down and listen to the wonder of the sounds around you.
Perhaps you are in a storm, can you see the power of His majesty as the sky lights up around you. As the ground shimmies and shakes with the passing thunder, can you feel the earth quake at His might? Or on a cold winter’s night as the snow lies in a thick sparkling blanket of white, do you remember the thrill of His forgiveness when you first asked Him to come and make you whole. Or perhaps, as you watch the flames of a fire, do you seek Him to stir your spirit even more with the fire of the Spirit?
Look at the mixed colors of red, orange, yellows and purples as the sun peeps up above the horizon, waking you anew. Can you hear their delight soaring through the air singing “This is the day my Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Or maybe it’s the vast variety of birds singing their songs of praise. The feathers each species is as different and unique as the songs they sing to their Creator. The cardinal rejoices with notes that the blue-jay doesn’t know, while the sparrow and hawk rejoice with their own notes of praise.
Or maybe you hear the voice of the Lord when you hear the songs of whales, or the howl of the wolves. Did you smile as you watched the dolphins leaping from the water only to splash back into the deep blue sea? Or perhaps, as you stand on the banks of the stream you see the little turtles warming themselves in the light of His love shining on them. It might be the joy of watching the squirrels in the trees jumping from branch to branch in their joy of the Master. Or the butterflies as they flit from daisies to roses and back again, delighting in the variety their Maker made for them. Listen to the buzzing of the bees as they rush to and fro looking for the nectar to make their golden honey.
Maybe your heart is stirred as you touch the tiny fingers of a newborn child or grandchild. Overwhelmed by the emotion, there are no words to convene the intense emotion that threatens to spill out of the corner of your eyes. It might be the sight of a loved one that’s been on a journey for a while, and suddenly they are standing before you with arms stretched wide. Thankfulness fills that void for has been since the day they left.
But more than any of all these things is when you know that you know that you know the Lord is ministering to your heart. It might be in song, the Word or through the words of a friend. It might be the quietness of the night as you sit and just seek His face. It might be as you read a particular verse or your favorite Biblical event that brings a new touch of hope.
The Lord is working in the hearts of His people. He is stirring hearts with hope and a deeper desire to move closer to Him. There is a freshness of the Spirit that is blowing on the embers of our hearts and increasing the fires of revival. He is ministering to His people and showing them the depths of His love. Yes, stand up and listen for that still small voice. Sit down and make the determination that today you are going to press in more than ever. Listen; listen for His voice in the wonders of the world around you. Listen for the sound of His heart calling you. “Come away, My beloved, Come away with Me!”