Have you ever had to listen very intently because the person speaking had a very soft voice? When this happens, the listener has to be more focused tuning out other noises in the environment. In our story today, Elijah the prophet was looking for God to speak to him, but not in the way he thought.
11 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. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 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?” 1 Kings 19:11-13
What would the Lord like to speak to you about today? Take time to be silent before the Lord and listen for the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
Be still and know I am God. Psalm 46:10a
The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (1 Kings 19:11–13, Psalm 46:10 ). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.