When Jan and I lived in Europe, we visited a cathedral that was uniquely constructed. The interior of the sanctuary had a smooth, rounded ceiling. The tour guide said a whisper softly spoken in one corner would rise and follow the curvature of the ceiling and be deposited into the ear of a listener fifty feet away as if the whisper had been spoken by someone standing right next to them. The tour guide had each of us try whispering a message to another person. It actually worked. When I whispered out a message, Jan heard me. Architects many centuries ago had designed a perfect architectural sound conduit. I recalled this experience just this week with a reminder from God to write it up today.
It is time to find a place to quiet your heart. There are too many sounds of life filling your ears. The message God is about to speak to you will be delivered in the quiet place you create when you reposition your life. You need to create distance from the noisy demands placed upon your life so you can hear what God is about to speak. This distance will reveal a new place – a place of revelation.
If this means you need to unplug from what has become the norm of your life in order to hear this needed word, then please do so. This is not a message God will yell at you. It is a message of power, a power that does not need the earthly stimulation of increased volume to be considered anointed. You have not become spiritually deaf, as you have wondered. You simply need to change your position like I did that day in the European cathedral when I purposefully stepped away from the crowd to go into the isolated corner of the room in order to carry on a whispered conversation with Jan.
God is waiting to whisper to you a new season and new direction for your life. He did it thousands of years ago with the great prophet Elijah and he continues to do the same thing today when we find ourselves overwhelmed by what is taking place in our life.
“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice” (I Kings 19:11-12).