Good Afternoon loves,
Today while taking a few moments to reflect I found myself looking to god. I went on www.cfffc.org (Christian Faith Fellowship Family Church) and this devotional stood out to me. After reading it I completely understood why. In fact it was my "New Years Resolution" to find 5 minutes a day to be still. I found it very refreshing and wanted to share it with you all.
"1 Kings 19:11-12 (NKJV) Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORDwas 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 LORDwas not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
We see the great prophet Elijah being told by God to go to the mountain and wait there to hear from God. I know, like us, Elijah was probably hoping for some supernatural move of God and God did do some of that. He sent a wind that shook a mountain, then an earthquake, and then a fire, yet God’s voice was not in any of these.
Too often we want the spectacular and we miss out on the supernatural. The way that God speaks to us the majority of times is through His still small voice. That voice is the voice of His precious Holy Spirit that lives within us. When we get ourselves quiet enough we can hear Him giving us the direction that we need.
Jesus said that His sheep hear and know His voice, but if we’re going to always look for stuff on the outside, “wind, fire, earthquakes”, we’re going to miss the biggest moves of God in our lives. We need to remember that God is a Spirit and those who worship must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
I used to listen to a song that was called Heart to Heart. We can say that with our Heavenly Father, it is spirit to Spirit. So go ahead and take some time today to just be still and quiet and listen to what your Father is saying to you. I’ll tell you one thing, you won’t be disappointed.
Confession: Today, I make a decision to listen to the voice of my Father within me. My Father God wants me to hear His voice so I open my heart to have a heart to heart with Him."
Hope you get as much out of this as I did!
Dont forget we all need a little time to just be still and connect with ourselves.