CQOD: 09/24/05 -- Faber: the whispering of the Lord
Christian Quotation of the DaySeptember 24, 2005
The LORD said, "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. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
-- 1 Kings 19:11-13 (NIV)
There is hardly ever a complete silence in our soul. God is whispering to us well-nigh incessantly. Whenever the sounds of the world die out in the soul, or sink low, then we hear these whisperings of God. He is always whispering to us, only we do not always hear, because of the noise, hurry, and distraction which life causes as it rushes on.
... Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, grant me greater sensitivity to the Spirit's promptings.
See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004
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