Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Spend the Weekend Seeking His Still Small Voice!

bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Spend the Weekend Seeking His Still Small Voice!

Friday, January 24, 2014 (7:29 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

1 Kings 19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave.

The prophet Elijah, through his dramatic demonstration of the LORD's authority and power, inspired repentance in the people of Israel, calling them to exercise His judgment on idolaters by slaying 450 prophets of Ba'al and 400 prophets of Asherah on Mount Carmel. Yet this spiritual victory was followed by a severe demonic reprisal through the woman Jezebel. Her words so terrified Elijah that he literally ran for his life. The conflicts in the spirit realm are truly awesome. The moment of Elijah's greatest victory became the very context for his greatest temptation, as he was devastated, discouraged and depressed to the point of hopeless despair by Jezebel's vengeful threat to kill him.

But the Lord had not abandoned His man. In the midst of Elijah's flight YHVH sent His angel to feed and encourage the prophet for his forty day journey from Beersheva to Mount Horeb, where he undoubtedly expected protection at the mountain where Moses had first encountered YHVH.

Completely alone, Elijah takes refuge in a cave, where the Lord finds him and initiates a conversation which seems almost casual; "What are you doing here, Elijah?" The prophet begins to pour his heart out, complaining about his isolated desperate condition. God's reply is another dramatic demonstration, but this one is different and personally tailored for Elijah's discouragement. Whirlwind, earthquake, and fire are all devoid of His Presence. ….but there, in a still small voice, the prophet hears His Lord…

Perhaps unrepentant sinners and backslidden believers require dramatic demonstrations, catastrophes and devastating judgments to awaken their attention to God's presence and will. But we who love Him are invited to a more intimate relationship; one which takes place in privacy and quiet listening. This weekend could be a good time to renew yours…

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 7/28/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/25/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/24/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/23/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/22/2014
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    U.S. Accuses Russia of Violating Missile Treaty
    River Turns Bloody Red in China
    UN: South Sudan's Food Crisis 'Worst in the World'
    Foreign Policy Conundrum: Qatar Purchased Billions of U.S. Arms — and Supports Hamas
    U.S. Releases Images Showing Russian Military Firing into Ukraine
    'Islamic State' Overruns Syrian Base and Beheaded Syrian Soldiers
    Russia Supplying Weapons to Iraq
    Israel News
    Netanyahu: Prepare for an Extended Operation (Video)
    Full Coverage: Operation Protective Edge Enters 21st Day
    Israel Stops Huge Terrorist Attack Planned for Rosh HaShannah
    Hamas Calls for a Third Intifada; UN School Hit (Video)
    Operation Protective Edge Enters 17th Day; Three IDF soldiers killed, 35 Terror Targets Hit
    FAA Lifts Ban on US Flights to Israel
    Protective Edge Enters its 16th Day, Two IDF Soldiers Killed
    U.S. News
    Border Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday
    Court Rejects Atheists' Lawsuit to Remove 'Ground Zero Cross'
    Obama Thanks Muslims for 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'
    Judge Declares D.C. Ban on Public Handguns Unconstitutional
    Religious Freedom Forfeit in Obama's LGBT Exec Order
    IRS Promises Atheists It Will Intrude on Churches
    Obama Prepares 'Executive Amnesty' To Millions of Illegal Immigrants
    Christian News
    Hindi Nationalists Attack Church of the Nazarene
    Noted Convert in Egypt Imprisoned Again
    Miriam Ibrahim Finally Leaves Sudan, Arrives in Italy
    Islamic State Destroys 1,800-Year-Old Church
    Christianity and Non-Hindu Religious Activity Banned
    Islamic State to Christians in Mosul: Convert or Die
    Buddhists Launch Anti-Christian Campaign
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Spend the Weekend Seeking His Still Small Voice!