What kind of life would one live to be able to hear a still, small voice?

“behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before theLord; 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.” (1 Kings 19:11-12)

If you don’t forcibly clear your own thoughts from your brain and find a quiet environment, how can you ever expect to be able to hear the still small voice?  The car radio, the iPod, the TV and a million other voices seek to overwhelm the only voice that matters.  What will we choose?  In a competition between still and small and anything else, still and small will lose.  Should it surprise us that a God who values meekness so highly would use such a meek communication mechanism to direct his children?

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