Static Charge

Journey to the Cross Part 1

Be still, and know that I am God.                              —Psalm 46:10

It’s that noise between the radio stations, the noise when a TV channel doesn’t come in, the shock of touching metal after scuffing across the carpet floor, or the thing that make hair stand on end when a balloon comes near.

tv_static_2Static.

At times our world gets too hectic with work, kids, friends, church and what ever else life sends our way. We forget the things that really matter to us. Family. Time with God. Leisure.

God wants us to come to Him, but it may seem His voice is just not present. It is there but the radio or TV that is turned up may be getting in the way of that still small voice.

1 Kings 19:9-13 gives the account of Elijah after he flees after hearing that Jezebel is out for his life

Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  He said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”  So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking 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.  After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Elijah had to wait for the voice of the LORD, waiting through a wind storm, an earthquake, and a fire. Finally the voice came on a gentle breeze. After all the distractions were gone was when the voice finally came through. The voice came in the form of a question. What are you doing here?

What are you doing here?

Currently you are reading this post which means you are on some sort of digital device. Which means you could be anywhere. Do you have a few extra minutes to spare today?

I started this post with Psalms 46:10. It is when we quiet ourselves before God, in that stillness, that we can truly see and hear what God wants to do in our lives.

After you have finished reading this post take some time and be with God. Turn off the electronic devices around you (trust me we will all still be here when you return) and just sit in silence for a few minutes.

What are you doing here?

Is there something that you feel God is wanting you to do, or is there something else?

Removed from the static of this life is there something God is tying to tell you?

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