“The Lord said, ” Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.” (1 Kings 19:11-13)
I’ve always loved this story of Elijah’s experience in feeling God’s presence . Too often we expect God to rattle our cages and make the earth shake to get our attention, but rather He comes on quiet feet and whispers in our ear, and we brush off the sound because it wasn’t how we thought he should speak to us.
How many times have we not heard God’s voice? Why does he need to shout to get our attention? I am horrible at opening my ears to the voice of God, and listening to what he says.
God comes at me with a two by four sometimes, because I refuse to listen to his prompting and think I know the better way. I have traipsed my way into too many situations that could have been stopped by just listening to that quiet voice of the Lord.
Here’s hoping that I will start listening!
How have you heard God’s voice in the last month? Have you listened?