Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Gentle Whisper

Wow, it seems like just yesterday when I was sitting on the beach with my Bible and my notebook writing out a daily prayer guide for June.

Today I am wrapping up a month of Focusing on the Father and feeling incredibly blessed by all I have learned this month.

I was reading about Elijah in 1 Kings today. I absolutely love this passage of scripture.

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. 1 Kings 19:11-12

This month as I have been taking the time to really focus on my Heavenly Father I can really appreciate this scripture.

It is in the late nights while I am sitting in the silence of the house or early in the morning before the chaos of the day ensues that I feel the presence of the Lord the most. When I quiet my heart and I am still I know without a doubt that God is here.

I know that in the middle of the chaos, He is present, but I have a hard time being still. So I cherish my quiet moments with Him.

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10


Layton Family Joy said...

Jake always tells me "but I can't hear God and I always ask - are you really listening?

How we want to see the Red Sea part and see the mountains rumble, yet we're missing Him in the gentle - gracious loving Lord He is!

Keep writing friend - wow - keep writing! =)

Anonymous said...

every.word. in this post gives me peace ... thank you ...

Dayle said...

Stillness... that thing that's hard to do, but so rewarding when we practice it.