Friday, August 15, 2008

A Gentle Whisper

Are you always looking for God in a BIG way, waiting for that thundering moment when something BIG and AWESOME happens and you just know it is God. Well, maybe you are looking too hard, the word says God came to Elijah in a gentle whisper.

Sometimes, I think we are looking in the wrong place for God. We are looking into all the BIG places, like giant mountains, or a big thunder clap, or the BIG majestic Redwoods, but God is the whisper of wind blowing through those BIG majestic redwoods. He created all these great things, but He, Himself is so GREAT that He doesn't have to appear in such a BIG way, He just comes to you as a gentle whisper, and you know that He is God. Read how the LORD appears to Elijah the prophet.

1 Kings 19 v 11-13......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 moutains 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. Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah/".......

Sometimes, we are waiting for the miraculous to be a BIG production, when all the time the miracle has already happened and we missed it, because we did not recognize the voice of the LORD. Sometimes we just need to get still and quiet so that we can hear that gentle whisper. In today's world it seems that Bigger is always better. But that is not the case with the LORD. He just wants you to come to Him as you are and let His gentle soft voice speak to you, let Him heal you, let Him restore your relationships, let Him just love you where you are. Remember, to cast your cares on Him, and take up His yoke, He says His yoke is light and will not burden you, and He will give you rest.

Matthew 11 v 28-30...."Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.".....

Can you remember as a child, your mother softly singing to you to put you down to sleep. Well, God is the same way, He will gently whisper to you, so that you may find His rest. AMEN! And when we share the gospel and the good news of the LORD with others, we do not have to get loud and theatrical, we just need to simply and gently tell them how much God loves them. AMEN! Be still and quiet today, and see what GOD has to say to you. Remember our past tid-bit, listen for God's footsteps approaching you, and the brush of angel's wings as He passes them by.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Thank you for this blog. I am giving my testimony tomorrow and will be borrowing some of your words as my concluding comments. I will be sure to let people know they are yours and NOT mine.

In His Glorious Name, ~ Holly in SC