“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Being still. Being quiet. There is so much noise all around us. Noises that are constantly pulling at our ears, minds, and hearts. We are so busy. We wake up every morning, go 90 miles an hour. Then we make a crash-landing into bed every night. When do we actually have moments of stillness in our lives? For me, sometimes it’s only when I’m sleeping.
God wants to speak to us. But so often we cannot hear Him due to all of the “noise” we allow into our lives. He’s not going to shout at us above the noise. We have to choose to turn OFF the noise, be quiet and still, and position ourselves to hear from Him.
I was reading about Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-13. “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 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. 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.”
Elijah heard God’s quiet whisper! He heard it because he positioned himself quietly “in the presence of the Lord” v. 11.
Oh, how I struggle with this word today. I wonder how different my life would be if I turned off life’s “noises” and spent time getting STILL before God. I believe it would be radical! See, out of all the wonders that Elijah experienced on the mountain that day, there was nothing more powerful than the gentle whisper of God! 🙂
I just love that the God is all creation desires to whisper truth into our lives every day! I hope you have a wonderful day!