Monday, September 12, 2011

All in a Whisper...

I came across a verse this weekend while away on an amazing retreat at The Cove.  It was about Elijah, as he was trying to run away from the Lord. He felt defeated, and alone, and scared. And God came to him.

"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

Sometimes when we are looking for God to appear in our lives we look for the earthquakes or strong and mighty winds, BOLD occurances of His mighty existance. There are often times when the Lord can seem absent, and it can be far too quiet and lonely for our liking. And that's when He comes. In a whisper. A gentle whisper, to let us know He has not left us, and that He has a plan for you and me.

May you stop for a moment today and listen for God's whisper to your heart.