BEYOND THE OBVIOUS

“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. After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of gentle blowing (1 Kings 19:11-12).

Literally, the “sound of gentle blowing” reads, “as a voice of low whispers.” Though scripture certainly documents the presence of God having been revealed through the wind, earthquakes and, even, fire, we must become more attuned to the not so obvious. Because God is God, intuitively, we seek to see, hear, and know him in the grandiose displays of big things and events. While awestruck and amazed at the boundless and glorious displays of God revealed in nature, my understanding of and intimacy with the Father is a product of much smaller, quieter things; the subtle nuances of every day life and everyday people whose lives whisper into mine. Because God is God expect the unexpected; don’t settle for the obvious. Listen closely with all five senses.

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