Bust Through, Part 1– Listen!

Have you ever felt as though you’re facing a wall…

…too high to get over,

…too wide to get around,

…too thick to push through?


How do you react when you hit that wall?

For many of us, we simply give up.


…but maybe we shouldn’t.


God sometimes puts a message in our hearts… a calling.

It may seem like a whisper, but it’s from Him.

Remember, He doesn’t always come in the thunder or an earthquake, sometimes it’s just a “still, small voice”

“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.” (1 Kings 19:11-13)


Sometimes God appears in big, attention-grabbing, hard-to-miss ways, and directs you accordingly.

Sometimes He whispers.

You must be listening closely, if you’re going to hear.listening


In order to do that, we have to quiet ourselves, find a place to communicate with Him, and listen.

Bring His Word along, bring–as a friend of mine says–‘something to write with, and something to write on‘–so that you can jot down things you think He might be saying to you.

Pray through those things. Search the Scriptures. Check with spiritually-tuned-in, mature believers.

But first…listen.


I believe with all my heart that God wants to speak to us, TODAY.

We’re simply too busy and surrounded by too much noise, to LISTEN and Hear.

I think He’s looking for Listeners. He’ll communicate with them.


I’m listening…are you?

Published by Pastor Dave Johnson

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Lori, Proud Father to 6 great kids, Co-Pastor of Kalamazoo Community Church. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan.

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