My niece Missy sometimes talks as soft as a whisper. Once when she was over, she quietly was in the corner saying...
"Lolo...I found you're earring."
With three loud boys clamoring for my attention I didn't even notice she was talking.
B's screaming, "Mom he just stole my pencil."
Ney's yelling, "Can I go outside?"
Bry's even louder with "Where's my limited edition breakdown train?"
And then there's Missy in the corner looking at my little treasure.
Now if you know me...the house could be on fire and I'd be trying to save these 99 cent earrings because they were a bargain.
It's the same with God's voice.
Psalm 46:10 says Be still, and know that I am God.
God, with awesome quiet and order, speaks to us to "look for me". We're so busy with the loudness of life we don't hear God. We get so wrapped up in working at home, working at work, working with our kids, working for others, working for the church. When do we stop and work on our relationship with God? Are you like me...REACTING to the loudest thing in the room, not proactively focusing on what's important. If we'd listen to God more from His word we'd have less things to react to because God would take care of them...or He'd take care of how we REACTED to them.
Go on and get your earring in the corner.
Go read God's word.