God is powerful. We know this and see this daily. It’s easy to forget that He is powerfully working in my life though. Beyond the power of nature and battle between good and evil, He is working and advocating powerfully to me. This encounter of Elijah’s with God, perfectly describes the power of the Lord in my life. I feel like it perfectly captures His relationship with me.
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. 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. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. – 1 Kings 19:11-13
Not the windstorm, or the mountain. Not the rocks, or the wind. Not the earthquake, or the fire. But, the whisper.
All of God’s power and might communicated in a whisper.
Our God who is in control of it all – can send windstorms or earthquakes – sets my soul on fire through a whisper. He knows me and loves me intimately. He has all the power, but approaches me with a whisper, beckoning me to Him with an urgency that doesn’t need a storm to be understood.