Scripture for Today: I Kings 19:12 “After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”
There are all kinds of whispers. My husband tells me that mine are too loud. In public, I think I am being discreet when I whisper something in my husband’s ear. But I do not seem to know my true volume. Unfortunately, my husband is not the only one to hear me! There are whispers that one does not want to hear; things that are shameful if heard aloud. But the best kind of whispers are those sharing sweet secrets or those speaking love!
Our verse for today is in the context of the Lord appearing to Elijah. One would expect the mighty God of the universe to show Himself spectacularly. But God was not in the wind, the earthquake or the fire. God revealed himself through a gentle whisper. Elijah needed reassurance after being threatened by Jezebel and running for forty days and forty nights. He had been miraculously cared for physically by an angel (verse 7). But Elijah needed something for his soul. What did that whisper say?
What does God whisper to me? He whispers to me through His Word, which is inspired or “God breathed.” He whispers His love and reassurance. He tells me He is in control. He whispers to me throughout my busy day saying, “I am here. I love you. You can count on Me.” And He does not mind repeating Himself! His whispers are precious and beautiful. They remind me that I belong to Him. They reassure my soul and keep me going.
Oh, how I need to hear Him whisper. Lord, keep me listening to Your whispered reassurance of love.
Look familiar? This is a summer re-post due to ministry schedule.