“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”~1Kings 19:11-12 NKJV
God’s power is seen in so many things. Hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, earthquakes, blazing fires, even in the warfare that men wage, and the list goes on forever. But most importantly, God’s power is noted in the smallest of things as well…consider the rose or any other flower; perhaps even that still small voice that you can hear in your heart!
God speaks to each of us differently. Some with that still small voice, others in their dreams, others are tugged a certain way, and all of us are spoken to through His word in some way or another. Either by aiding us in understanding, wisdom, or prophetic revelation. Each in his own way, each through his own way, each is drawn to God’s ultimate end & will bow to His will.
We are each both blessed and cursed with those times where we, can and cannot, hear that still small voice. I know that I am always asking to hear God’s voice, and answer to a question, the guidance to a prayer, the sense of wisdom & understanding, that only He can provide. BUT it should seem as though we are all at a crossroads with respect to this, in-that, we do not always give the time to hear God. The necessary quiet time, the needed time in prayer, the meditative time in God’s holy word.
If we are unable, or unwilling to give the necessary time to those things that promote our ability to hear that still small voice, how can we expect God to respond to us with His answer?? We live in this “microwave world” of today in which we expect our answers NOW! Sometimes God is blatantly saying NO, but we cannot hear because we are not paying attention.
Instead of expecting an answer here and now, maybe, just maybe, we should spend more time in prayer and silence waiting for God’s answer. And just maybe, we will get some better responses which are more in tune with God’s will and desires for us. Think about that for a moment, or two…it may be worth two moments, don’t you??
May God Richly Bless You All!
MK Murphy, PhD, DD