It’s been a minute on here, well that’s about to change, beginning today.
For the last two weeks, this post has been building up in my spirit. Not just building up in my spirit, but also convicting and transforming me, as well. And, I am certain that the following words will stir up a transformation, that can only be founded by a contact with the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Whenever the title of this post is seen at face value, the person that comes to mind is Elijah. Reference is his experience in 1 kings 19 v 1-18 [Please read for personal rhema]. His experience is viewed more of in the context of hearing God speak and being sensitive to the various ways He can speak to us. But there’s more that the Holy Spirit is teaching me about a different context of the gentle whisper, the earthquake, the fire and the wind.
The context of experiencing God.
You see there’s a specific attribute that a whisper has that the earthquake, fire and wind, do not have. The whisper is silent and more likely to be heard by just one individual, while the others are most likely to be experienced by more than one person. Does that make them any more significant than a whisper? No! They have their place [purpose]. So why do we downplay the powerful whispers we get daily?
What am I getting at?
You see, it’s sad but true that most of us are becoming more of ‘showbiz’ believers; large-scale performance-oriented Christians, that we are using Christ instead of Him using us. If God does not do something that warrants sharing on our social media platforms or on the stage; then He has not moved. If God has to be with me or move in my life, it has to be a move that must alert the attention of many. ‘It has to be wind-like, earthquake-like or fire-like. A whisper-like is not enough, Lord!’
Psalm 68 v 19 tells us that: God daily loads us with benefits…
Are we sensitive daily to recognize the benefits of today? Or are we more soaked into the anticipation of a long-awaited breakthrough, that has to break the internet?
Have we justified our insensitivity with this thought: ‘I serve a big, powerful God, so it is not out-of-place to request that my breakthrough breaks the internet’.
Are we serving God to keep up with trends?
There’s nothing wrong with expecting God to blow your mind. But a Christian who cannot recognize and enjoy the whispers of God, can get either of two outcomes: be frustrated, depressed and angry with God or the devil will blow your mind, only temporarily.
A Christian who is not able to experience God in the audience of one, will only become an empty performer in the audience of many. If you cannot see God in your isolation/solitude, you cannot recognize Him in the crowd.
God is not a means to an end.
I hope and pray that we do not become desensitized to God’s move in our lives, that we label them: coincidence. I pray we do not become Christians seeking to know and experience God through logic.
So remember, that while you wait for the wind of change of your career, there’s a whisper of your current job you are excelling in, and it is instrumental to the change you seek. Remember that while you seek the fire of using your gift of revelation to serve nations, you have the whisper of serving that brother or sister in your school or church. Remember that while you anticipate the earthquake of your voice being listened to by leaders of nations as they seek your counsel, you are blessed with the whisper of being a voice of reasoning in your circle of friends.
I pray we will stop commonizing the presence of God in our lives. Amen. Don’t ignore the whispers!
Please Be Aware: I am back to working with my blog schedule and structure, as we joyously start the month of June. I am sorry I have not been the best blogger this year, but that is about to change. Watch out!
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