I often find myself trying to one-up last Sunday’s service. I want to captivate people. I want to create an atmosphere in which the church will have that “light bulb” moment. I want to see lives changed from the inside out.
I want. I want. I want.
In 1 Kings 19 Elijah wanted the same thing. But he quickly found his zeal for God wasn’t enough. Though he wanted God to be magnified and worshiped, he was too busy trying to do things under his own power. That’s when God told him this:
11 “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. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Elija was expecting God to be Loud and Powerful, like the opening riff of an AC/DC concert. But he wasn’t. God revealed himself in the form of a whisper. A whisper! The God of the universe that made the mountains. The same God that made the sun appear with no effort whatsoever. A whisper!
Why a whisper?
Because when God has our full attention he doesn’t need to make a racket.
Big bands, bright lights, and informative videos are great tools in worship. But nothing can compare to letting the very power of God shake the foundations of our soul.
Pray for God’s presence in your life.
Be ready for His presence in your worship.
Gods whisper will be the loudest thing you’ll hear.
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