Thursday, January 3, 2013

"The Sign Of His Presence"

"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 brake 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:." 1 Kings 19:11
The scripture said that the Lord was not in the wind or in the earthquake, it did not say that He wasn't there. He was there. "And, behold, the Lord passed by." He was with the prophet. He was watching his every move. He was listening to his complaint. He had not left him. 
We tend to look for God in big, supernatural ways. When He doesn't show up or move like we think He should, or want Him to, we think that He is not there or that He has left us. God doesn't always, although at times He does, show up in grandeur ways, but He is there nevertheless.
Just because you may not be seeing God's presence in some "spectacular" way; just because He isn't moving heaven and earth; just because He isn't shouting loudly; just because He isn't "rending" the mountains does not mean that His presence is not there with you. It is. His presence was with Elijah at Mt. Carrmel when He was displaying His power by sending fire down from heaven to consume a wet sacrifice. And His presence was with Elijah at the cave in a small, still voice. 
So don't put your faith in some supernatural manifestation as an indication that God's presence is with you, God's presence is with you when you see nothing, feel nothing or even hear nothing. 
Have a great day. God's presence does not always show up in some big, supernatural manifestation, but it is there nevertheless.
For further reading:
1 Kings 18,19
Matthew 28:20
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