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after the wind, the earthquake and the fire Elijah heard the sound of a low whisper of the Lord #lent #if_thewildernessway #illustratedfaith #printprayshop #biblejournaling #biblejournalingcommunity #april #day25 #1kings19 #godswhisper
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Desperation is the exact thing that can propel us into the spiritual discipline of solitude and silence.⠀ ⠀ This was certainly true for the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 19. He was on the run for his life from the evil Queen Jezebel. He was exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally…he was desperate, at the end of his rope, not unlike ourselves at times. Motherhood in all its beauty and wonder, can leave us desperate and needing God to intervene.⠀ ⠀ After his sleep under the broom tree where he collapsed in utter exhaustion, he then traveled for 40 days into the desert to Mt. Horeb. I am sure you are all familiar with what happens next…⠀ God wasn’t in the hurricane wind. ⠀ God wasn’t in the earthquake. ⠀ God wasn’t in the fire. ⠀ But God was in the whisper.⠀ ⠀ What’s interesting is that the word whisper is translated in Hebrew to silence. God was found in the silence. In Elijah's mind, if there was ever a time he needed God to show up in big way, it was now…but notice God didn’t show up in a big, grandiose way that Elijah was probably hoping for…He showed up in a whisper.⠀ ⠀ God is not going to try and out-shout or out –loud our lives—if you and I want to encounter God, it’s going to be in the gentle whisper.⠀ ⠀ I am guilty of this and maybe some of you are too, but when I find myself in that desperate situation…where I feel overwhelmed with the amount of dishes in the sink, or the constant demands of motherhood. I think to myself that if I can just manage the chaos…if I can get all the boxes on my To-Do list checked off, then I will have peace. But what I am beginning to learn is that peace comes from the posture of my heart amidst the chaos, not from me trying to control the circumstances around me.⠀ ⠀ In what ways are you desperate for God to intervene in your life right now? Today’s challenge…whatever ordinary task you find yourself doing, whether it’s dishes or laundry, invite God into it with you. Ask Him to speak to you; tell Him that you are listening. Document today’s challenge by using the hashtag #pocketsofsabbath showing us what ordinary task became your altar today.⠀ ⠀ #confessionsofapastorswife⠀
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Elijah thought he was the only person left that was still true to God. He had seen both the kings court and the priesthood become corrupt. After experiencing great victory and mount Carmel, he had to run for his life. Feeling lonely and discouraged, he forgot that others had remains faithful during the nation’s wickedness. When you are tempted to feel that you are the only one remaining faithful to a task, don’t stop to feel sorry for yourself. Be assured that even if you don’t know it, others are faithfully obeying God and fulfilling their duties. #Elijah #1Kings19 #selfpity #commandments #tru#truth #fre#free #bondage #wor#wor#wordd #chr#chr#christ/a> #godlypost #Jesus #Yeshua #God #Father #exodus #free #love #word #truth #adore #christ #christian #confusion #brokenworld #carnal #tolerant #sin #wordofGod #Donotconform
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"After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." - 1 Kings 19:12⠀ Be sure to watch Mark's newest Sermon "That Still Small Voice" on our YouTube Channel!⠀ #1Kings19:12 #UMC #PSUMC #Sermon #StillSmallVoice
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Jesus did not come and die for you, so you could live defeated. He came so you could live in VICTORY❗🤜💥🤛 #PRAYEROFTHEDAY #POWEROFPRAYER 🙏#POWERTHOUGHT #1Kings19 📖 #JESUS #Godisgood #greatiam 💕 #jesuscalling #holyspirit 💫
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