Monday, March 05, 2007

A still small voice!

I recently finished 1 Kings in my Bible reading and toward the end I came across this verse.

1Kings 19:11~
"11)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; 12)and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice."

A still small voice. I have found, in my times of trouble and struggling that the Lord does indeed speak to me in a still small voice. Not a voice as thunder or the sound of many waters, as the Bible does say, but in a still small voice! Aren't you thankful that He does speak to us in a still small voice when we're struggling and not a voice of thunder? I am! But at times of trouble we must calm ourselves, quiet our hearts, and listen, be willing to hear the things God is saying to us!

"God spoke peace into my emotional turmoil because I was asking for it and looking for it and being silent enough to hear it."
~Elisabeth Elliot, from the book "Passion and Purity."

But let us also remember that, although God does speak in a still small voice when He sees fit, He is still the strong, mighty creator, to be feared above all else, and when He chooses, His voice is like thunder, like the sound of many waters. May we learn to listen to His still small voice and draw close to His side but also to fall on our face when we hear His strong, thunderous voice, and worship!

1 comment:

Katya said...

May we, indeed, learn to quiet our hearts before God and pay attention to the things that He says!