We worship God by listening.

Will You Listen?

Reference- I Kings 19

Often when we think about what it means to worship God we think about what comes out of our mouths, whether through prayer, or singing, or sharing His word. We don’t usually think of worship as being still and quiet, but listening is an important part of worship.
We see an example of this in the story of Elijah the prophet. Elijah told the people of Samaria that they were not living right. When Jezebel received word of this, she sent a messenger to Elijah to say, she would kill him. Elijah was so afraid that he ran away 300 miles into the desert and hid in a cave.

The Lord appeared to Elijah and said, what are you doing here, Elijah? Elijah replied, I have been passionate for you Lord but they are going to kill me. The Lord told Elijah to go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord. Powerful winds tore through the mountains, But the Lord was not in the wind, after the wind came an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire either. After the fire, Elijah heard a gentle whisper. The Lord said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
We practiced this today. The entire auditorium rumbled with noise as the children made sounds for the wind, and earthquake, and fire. But until we were asked to be still and quiet did we hear the gentle voice of second grader, Zoe Mauldin speak, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Worship involves listening and asking God to speak to your heart.

Will you listen?