Oh Your voice wasn’t in a rushing wind. It was still, it was small, it was hidden.

8 Jan

The wind is blowing outside right now, and for some odd reason I was reminded of the story from 1 Kings 19:9-18.  It is the story where God speaks to Elijah on a mountain.  There is a mighty wind that passes, but God is not in the wind.  There is a great earthquake, but God is not in the earthquake.  There is a blazing fire, but God is not in the fire.  Finally there is a whisper, and God speaks to Elijah through that whisper.  I was thinking of how so often we, as Christians, look for God to show up or make Himself known through some great and mighty sign like a great earthquake, mighty rushing wind, or blazing fire.  The fact of the matter is that God is constantly whispering to our souls, but we are too busy looking for Him to be found in some great sign that the whisper is drowned out in all the commotion. My challenge to the three people that read this blog is to take the time to slow down and listen for the still, small voice of our great and mighty God.  He wants to speak to us, and He wants to work through us, but we are often to busy with what we think is more important to hear His voice.

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2 Responses to “Oh Your voice wasn’t in a rushing wind. It was still, it was small, it was hidden.”

  1. David January 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more with your post. Sometimes it is so hard in this day and age to just shut everything else out and listen. I once went to a retreat conveniently called “the quiet” and they realized how busy everyone was and how the last thing we needed were a bunch of activities, so they canceled everything and pretty much just made the whole retreat a giant quiet time. It really ended up bringing our whole youth group together and each of us closer to God. By the way, I hardly consider this blog vomit.

  2. kimist January 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Sounds like a nice retreat. It would totally need to be in no cell reception for us! Cell phones make you always on call, but then again with church work that’s always necessary. Hope you are doing well.

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