Good Monday Morning to this week 25/2017
God allows understanding when we are ready, but you cannot rush readiness.
M. A. Renner
And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a gentle whisper a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out, and stood in the entering of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice to him, and said, what do you here, Elijah? A still small voice, a sound of gentle stillness, we’re not even sure if the sound was articulate or not, nor is it said that the Lord was now present, but the action of the prophet shows that he knew the time was come for him to present himself before Jehovah. Or as in Job 4:16; It stood still, though it passed by me, it did not immediately disappear and vanish, but made a stand, as having some business with me, and designing to address me. But I could not discern the form there exactly and distinctly, so as to know what or who it was. An image was before my eyes, my eyes could not be deceived. I am thoroughly satisfied there was an image which showed itself to me visibly. There was silence. In Hebrew it says; Silence, a voice, I The spirit stood motionless; all other persons and things about me were entirely silent; and I also kept in my voice and breath as much as I could, that I might distinctly hear what I perceived the spirit was about to speak to me. It stood still indeed, but I knew not its form; the appearance vanished from before my eyes, but I heard a voice.
When God whispers he seeks to communicate to speak with us. He personally and lovingly disciplines us and helps us learn from the past for the future. He displays the power of God’s love over all the storms. In whispering God free grace and encounters are transmitted in moments of silence and encounters. There is a sense of stillness and gentleness, a realization of our human condition or weakness needed for the interaction between God and us, or as Job put it; “It stood still indeed, but I knew not its form; the appearance vanished from before my eyes, but I heard a voice.”
Wishing you the right timing, the waiting, maybe a prayerful waiting as you anticipate His voice putting aside your time, as you become ready to hear.