“A Still Small Voice”

11 And He said, “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was 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 Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small Voice. 13 And when Eli′jah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a Voice to him, and said,

“What are you doing here, Eli′jah?”  (I Kings 19:11-13)


What are you doing here, ________________________?”

Have we heard the Voice, asking the question? Not in physical presence, not in spoken words, but inside us, where His Word dwells. We can hear the “still small Voice” if we are close in heart to God.

What are you doing here, ________________________?”

–Maybe we are in a place physically where we should not be as a Christian.

–Maybe we are dwelling in a mindset that we should not have.

–Maybe we are looking at an opportunity to help someone know more about Christ, but just standing there watching as he or she begins to walk away.

–Maybe we are in a worship service, sitting in our regular pew, thinking about the many tasks that await us afterward.

“What are you doing here, _______________________?”

Did we need to hear the question in the wind or the earthquake or the fire, thundering loud to shake us up enough to listen?

The Voice is in His Word. The Word must be in our hearts and minds, our very being, our thoughts, our words, our actions. We need to ask ourselves:

“What are you doing here, _______________________?”

 And we need to answer the question.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 02/28/2021)  teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word