The Whisper of God

And the word of the LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

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 19:9-13

There are so many rich passages relating to Elijah. Again, this is one we’ve learned as kids. He wasn’t in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. But He was in the still whisper. This could have been written today. To hear a whisper you have to be quiet. You have to be still and listen.

A few weeks ago I asked this question in an online poll: “are you at peace?” From previous polls I found that most of my respondents were Believers. More than 60% said no. How is that possible? Forget anything else but that question, “are you at peace?” Can you quiet your heart for a few minutes each day? Do you get rejuvenated just by sitting in God’s presence each day?

You might be able to see and hear God in the winds, earthquake, and fire, but probably you’ll hear the whisper of God first.

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