By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director
Have you ever heard the still, small voice from God? Perhaps it’s the Spirit nudging you, suggesting that you should do something. In Scripture we learn about the still, small voice in 1 Kings 19.
Recently I was in a foreign country training and equipping Christian camping leaders. While I was there, I was dependent upon an interpreter to help me communicate. So there were many times that I was with many foreign speakers and not understanding much of what was being said. Perhaps that’s why the still, small voice of God was so much louder for me.
At one point, the thought came to my mind to initiate a more meaningful conversation with one of the servers in our hotel. I wasn’t positive this was the voice of God, but I decided to act upon it. So I asked the server in our hotel if he would be interested in going on a walk and speaking English.
Immediately a smile came upon his face and he said that he would be very interested in doing this.
So the next day we met and commenced with our walk. Only a block away he said to me, “I hear that you’re very religious. I received the Bible when I was a very young child. I’ve read much of it, but I have a lot of questions.” And he began asking the questions. I answered them as well as I could.
I later thought it might’ve been the Lord or perhaps it was just a thought, but I sensed that I was to talk with the security guard at our hotel. It quickly became apparent that he knew no English and I didn’t know his language. But through the help of Google translate we communicated for over an hour. He was very curious to learn about my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since leaving that country, I have remained in electronic communication with both of these individuals.
Now that I am back in our country, I have tried to listen carefully to the still, small voice of the Lord. Just a few days ago He brought someone to mind several times. I decided to text this person and pray for him. The response that I received was definitely a confirmation that this was the still, small voice of the Lord.
Perhaps when you wonder if you’re hearing the still, small voice of the Lord or if it’s maybe a thought, you should try acting upon it. Who knows how God might use you to encourage others?