“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 a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” (1 Kings 19:11–12)
God? Not the wind, fire, or earthquake. God is the still small voice.
In the above story in the book of Kings, God is revealing himself to the prophet Elijah, and teaching him the nature of God. It’s easy to think that God—or more broadly, divinity—is all about miracles and flashy displays. Not so fast.
It’s easy to think—especially among Christians—that one prayer and a stroke of luck will solve all of your problems. It won’t. It’s even easy to mistake notable events in your life as God himself. But the Lord is not in the wind, the fire, or the earthquake.
God is the still small voice that calls you forth to listen. Unlike you’ve probably ever listened before.