1 Kings 19:11-12 - So He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. NASU
Where does God want you to be standing to see Him?
Is the Lord trying to get your attention as He was with Elijah?
God wanted Elijah to learn that He wasn't exclusively in strong winds, earthquakes and fires. In the previous chapter God did come down in the fire and burnt the entire sacrifice and the altar, but God was now trying to show Elijah that He was also in the quiet and peaceful times of life.
Many people have thanked God for the difficult times in their lives. They attribute the difficulties they were enduring as that which led them to God and changed their life for the better.
You might say, "Everything in my life is awesome." Then make sure you are communicating with God now as well as when you are going through your tough times.
God wanted Elijah to know that He was in the peaceful, refreshing, and gentle blowing seasons of life.
Some humans have the tendency to forget about God when everything is going great for them. The best thing we can do is remember to "Thank God" for the good times as well as the times when we have to struggle.
God wants us to know that He is with us all the time. Remember the meaning of the name Emmanuel, it means "God with us."
God is with us when our life is a peaceful gentle breeze and He should not be overlooked.
Think On These:
Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.
He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.