“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; And after the earthquake fire; but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19: 11-13
Our weekly Christian devotional
The minute they exchanged glances, Sabrina couldn’t get those hazel eyes out of her mind.
It made no difference that they were in the cereal isle of the local grocery store; the air was so thick with possibilities.
Both strangers blinked because of it.
Sabrina’s heart fluttered in a way that it hadn’t in a long time. Only a few months into her divorce, ‘Brina had gotten used to a passionless existence.
Now, this tall man in the flannel shirt tossing the Wheaties box in his cart; ignited something on the inside of her that she figured was long gone.
Everything in Sabrina’s life was based on raw impulse. If she wanted something, she always just went for it. Half of her life was spent cleaning up the messes left by those impulsive actions.
She held her breath and rounded the corner, quickly turning down the next isle. Sabrina mindlessly scanned the contents of baked goods she wasn’t even planning on buying. Her mind raced as fast as her heart was beating.
After the painful lesson of her divorce, ‘Brina had re-committed herself to listening to the still small voice that 1 Kings 19:11-13 speaks of.
Instead of letting the winds of her strong emotions control her life, Sabrina was ready to let God speak His wisdom.
Standing in the isle with a loaf of bread in her hands, her heart echoed loudly in her ears.
Everything within her wanted to chat up the handsome stranger in the next isle. But deep down Sabrina knew that if she were to ever discover God’s best for her, she needed to start engaging in life differently.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have tried to push my will into my life. By doing this, I have been the catalyst for my own heartache.
I want to commit to listening to your still small voice but there are so many distractions. Help me to overcome them. I have fallen for them in the past and this has gotten me way off tract.
I would really like to stop wasting my life making the same mistakes over and over again. But, as you know, my flesh is so weak.
Lord, you said in your word that when there is no vision your people perish. Give me a vision for the life you want for me. Make it so clear and real that no distraction will take me off your path. Give me discernment to see your will and chose your way, over the lust of my own flesh.
This is not only an exercise of willpower but of complete submission to you. I’m dedicating my life to you, because I know that your ways are higher than my ways.
In Jesus’ precious name, I need you, Lord. Amen.”
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1 Kings 19: 11-13
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan