The weather is changing across the plains. The snows are coming to the Rockies and the upper plains states into Minnesota. Winter is really on the way. Paving the way for this great weather change is the wind. The wind is a great force, yet it is unseen. We can feel its effects, but we cannot see it in motion. Boats use it to fill their sails, the wind blew across the earth after the flood, we see it sway trees and flap laundry on the the line– but wind does not have a color or a shape.
When Elijah is standing on the moutain in 1 Kings 19:11, he experiences the power of God through a mighty windstorm. God showed His power through the wind, the earthquake, and the fire. God’s Presence however, was in the gentle whisper (verse 12).
The wind was awesome and great, but the whisper; the whisper was gentle. To hear a whisper, one must be still. One must be quiet, tuned in to the voice of the speaker.
I want to experience God’s windstorm in my life, to feel His incredible power, and I have at times. But I need to hear God’s whisper all the time. Therefore, I must learn to be still. Not necessarily my hands, but definitely my spirit.
Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. ~Psalm 46:10