Elijah and the Prophets of Baal – 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal – 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18

And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

You’re almost half-way through the E100 campaign.  How is it going for you?  Are you finding time for silent reflection each day?  Are you remembering to read formationally and not just informationally? Are your prayers full of requests… or are you taking time to listen for the voice of God?

As I suggested when we began this campaign, I think that we often don’t hear God’s voice because we don’t take time to listen.  We fill our lives with noise, simply to avoid our own sense of loneliness and isolation.  Whether the TV, radio, MP3 player, or even the telephone- we tend to resist the very silence in which God is often found.

Elijah didn’t hear God’s voice in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire.  He heard God’s voice in the sound of a gentle whisper… a still small voice… sheer silence.

Let me challenge you today to not rush… to leave the television off for the evening… or to take an hour and spend in quiet solitude seeking the voice of God.  And as you do, may you become more acutely aware of His presence than ever before.

Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am God.

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