29 October, 2007

im pretty sure this is my favorite Bible story
The Lord Speaks to Elijah ( 1 Kings 19 10-13)

But the Lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
10 Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”

11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

i was reminded of it while reading "Searching For God Knows What" by Donald Miller (the same guy who wrote Blue Like Jazz) Amanda has been reading it and i stole it from her and am really enjoying it. Its making me think out some things and prove to myself why i believe them, but there isnt anything wrong with that.
but really, i love how God shows just how powerful he is and how he can control everything. and then show up in a whisper? i mean who does that. People, humans i should say desire power. and once we have that power, we show it off. We buy fancy clothes and cars and have gi-normous paintings of ourselves hung at various galleries. But God showed his power and then backed off. He didnt really have to continue to prove that His power existed. And he didnt push it.

Our God is an Awesome God!

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