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
Recently I was listening to my grandson go on and on about what ever came to his imagination, silly things about dinosaurs and driving cars, he is just four. All of a sudden he started to whisper and our conversation went something like this.
Me: Speak louder Nana can't hear you. AJ: Nana it's important and I have to whisper! Me: But honey I can't hear what you are saying. AJ: You have to listen very, very quietly.
I laughed and I'm still not sure what he thought so important that needed to be whispered - it was something about a dinosaur, but he insisted it needed to be whispered.
Later I thought, "I wonder how often God is whispering something important but I am not being quiet enough to hear Him." My life gets so busy, and my world can sometimes be so loud that I forget that God often speaks in a still small voice. It's only when I am quiet and listening intently can I hear Him.
I found this song below, it's new to me and it shares this so beautifully.