- Pastoral Staff
Tuning Into the Spirit
Updated: May 27, 2020
One of the disrupted routines in my life right now is my daily ritual of radio listening during my morning driving (I’ll be back soon, Bobby Bones, I promise!)
Fun fact, there are exactly two spots in Winfield (by RCB Bank on main and the bridge just south of Winfield) where certain stations just go dead... And thank the Lord for the ability to scan for stations when that happens! Manually tuning the radio is just the worst. Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but remember having to turn that knob back and forth repeatedly until you could find that sweet spot?! You had to be perfectly in tune before you could hear what the static noise was contesting.
I think the Holy Spirit speaks into our lives in a very similar way. Remember the description we have of the Lord speaking to Elijah in 1 Kings? He spoke with a “soft murmuring sound” or in a “still small voice,” depending on your translation.
The bottom line is this: it’s not only possible to miss the Holy Spirit speaking into our lives, it’s downright easy to miss it if we aren’t being intentional about listening.
Hear the invitation from the Lord in Isaiah:
“Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life.” (Isaiah 55:3)
Are you struggling because you don’t feel the Lord at work in your life? Maybe you haven’t heard the still small voice recently. Or perhaps you’re in need of wisdom and direction.
We as a people need to tune into the still small voice that is the Holy Spirit. There aren’t any quick fixes or scanners. Just a hand (or rather, a heart) to tune into the still small voice that is the Holy Spirit.
In Christ who gives us strength,