“Then there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads as they stood with lowered wings.
Full Text: Ezekiel 1:1-28
The expression “They stood with lowered wings” connotes stillness, quietness and waiting. And therein lies the secret to hearing the voice of the Lord. The Bible says it was WHEN the “living creatures…stood with lowered wings” that they heard the voice of the Lord.
When we go before the Lord in prayer, are our spirits fluttering or do we exhibit a sense of genuine stillness while in His presence?
Many of us when we pray only talk to God, tell Him our problems, draw our own conclusions and then get up and go. We don’t wait for the answer to come. We never sit still enough to hear God speak but instead we go away and follow our own thinking on the matter. Invariably the result proves disastrous, and we are forced to retrace our steps.
We waste so much time and energy by refusing to lower the wings of our spirit and become totally quiet before Him. Imagine the calm, the rest, and the peace that will come as we wait in His presence until we hear from Him!
Today, let us pray that when we pray we will be still and hear the Lord. That with His instruction our spirit may speed “back and forth like flashes of lightning” (v. 14), going directly to “wherever the Spirit would go” (v. 20). Amen.