Crumbs – When God’s Gentle Voice Doesn’t Seem So Gentle

 

“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?’” I Kings 19:11-13

“. . . It concerns us often to ask whether we are in our place, and in the way of our duty. Am I where I should be? whither God calls me, where my business lies, and where I may be useful? . . . Despair of success hinders many a good enterprise. Did Elijah come hither to meet with God? . . . The wind, and earthquake, and fire, did not make him cover his face, but the still voice did. Gracious souls are more affected by the tender mercies of the Lord, than by his terrors . . . . “  (from Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on I Kings 19:9-13

                             “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.”    Stanley Lindquist  

                                                                        

“History is an intricate web of timing, people, circumstances, and serendipity.” Don Rittner

                      “Just as we do not like to be grieved, and just as we do not seek to quench what is good—so we should not grieve or quench the Holy Spirit by refusing to follow His leading”. Charles Stanley

“. . . remember that whatever your circumstances may be, you have been placed in them by God. And God uses the reaction of your life to your circumstances to fulfill His purpose, as long as you continue to ‘walk in the light as He is in the light.’” (I John 1:7) Oswald Chambers

 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way;’ walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

 

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