A Still, Small Voice - 1 Kings 19:11-13

A Still, Small Voice - 1 Kings 19:11-13

“ ‘Go out and stand before me on the mountain,’ the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ ” 1 Kings 19:11-13 (NLT).

This is a very familiar story, but it’s one that continues to speak to me about the character of God. There is an intimacy that Elijah experiences with God. It’s as if the Creator of the universe is whispering a secret to His prophet, a message just for Him.

In the Old Testament God is often portrayed as a force to be reckoned with, but when he reveals Himself to Elijah it is in a still, small voice.

This has also been my experience with God. I used to think that if God would only break out His big, thundering voice and just tell me what to do, then I would know without a doubt. But God seldom works that way; instead, God comes to us in a soft, gentle whisper—tenderly guiding us into a deeper, stronger, richer relationship with Him.

This story of Elijah in the wilderness (told in 1 Kings 19:11-13) shows us the tender side of God—a lover softly whispering in our ear. God doesn’t appear as a thundering voice to frighten, but as a gentle voice that draws us into relationship with Him, enticing us to come closer and listen to His words, to lean in and get closer so we can hear His wisdom.

That’s the great God we serve!

Meril Jeffery John.J

Meril Jeffery John.J

If This is God's Will then no man can Fight it

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