|Posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM|
Listen for the still small voice.
1 Kings 19:11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” NLT
I continue to look for God’s touch on each day. Some people I know feel like they are in a dry place. A place where they haven’t felt God move in a while. We all find ourselves there, at some point. I have been in a level of high stress for a few weeks. No more than anyone else at work. But it has made me less than desirable to work with, I’m sure. One thing that has helped me get through each day, is the Holy Spirit. I have to look outside myself and see what god is doing around me and for me. Despite myself, God did some pretty special things in these last few weeks as well.
Seeing what God is doing, is the hard part of our life. If we only look for the big miracle, or a life changing experience, it will be a long time between seeing anything. I grow more and more convinced day after day, that Jesus loves the little details. As the verse above ends, God came in a whisper. If we look to the fire and the wind, we will spend a lot of time waiting.
Sunday I left my Ipod at church. Accident? On the surface maybe. I ran to get it Monday. I can’t go long with out it. If I want to listen to Frankie Vallie, I can’t do it on the radio, I’ve got to have my Ipod. But any ways. When I got there, Mrs. Shirley was there and needed help with a big desk. I told her It was God that had brought me there. And explained the Ipod. She agreed, because she was very glad to get the help. In a few minutes I was out of there. But came back with a Dollie to more the big stuff easier. When I got back, she was all shuck up. A large TV had fallen over on her. But a miracle took place and it didn’t land on her. (this was not a flat screen) Her angels protected her. But she was shaken. Here’s the real reason I was there. Not because I did anything in my own power, but I did know I was suppose to pray with her. So I did. I couldn’t even formulate any words, that made sense. But the Holy Spirit, knew what she needed. I babbled a few words, and God’s presence was strong. I felt him there with us. I count it more from Shirley’s faith, than mine, but it was real.
Forgetting my Ipod was a bother, but it turned into a blessing. Some would count it as nothing special. But I know it was very important. And a blessing to both of us. No biblical scale miracle, but a moment I will never forget.
Point: God is doing amazing things every day all around us. We need to look for them and not cont them as nothing. We also need to look for it in others. If we only look at what he is doing for us, we’ll miss out on some amazing things.