The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”

1 KINGS 19:11

Elijah was in a crisis in his ministry. God had just corrected his perspective of his situation. If any man needed a touch from God, it was Elijah. He was in such distress that he wanted to die.
The Lord intervened and told Elijah that He was coming to talk to him. But God did not tell Elijah how He was going to reveal Himself. It was up to Elijah to tell whether God was in the situations about to take place:

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 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 (1 Kings 19:11-13).

We often think that God is in our grand projects only to discover that He is not. We may also assume that because of the success or visibility of a situation God is in it. And He may actually be in the project. However, God’s ways are not always highly visible. In fact, He often shows Himself in subtle ways. Sometimes He chooses to come in a soft, gentle whisper.
We need to be able to discern God’s involvement in our situations. Ask Him today for wisdom to know when He is involved.

Hillman, O. (2011). Tgif: today god is first. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.

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