Monday, April 28, 2014
Are You Listening?
The weather patterns of the northern prairie have proven to be as fickle and erratic as the gulf coast. Saturday we hunkered down against a wind storm. Sunday we hibernated against rain and plummeting temperatures. Today, we awoke to one more covering.
The combination of rain showers and sudden silence from the pond's frog symphony set my expectations for one more snow. Nature is always sending us signals. But we must be alert and pay attention to our natural environment, which seems to be difficult for most in today's fast paced electronic information aged world. So often we are distracted by all the man-made technology and gadgets we miss out on the wonders of the natural world God created for us.
I wonder how often we also miss out on God. In 1 Kings Chapter 19 we find where God does not speak to the prophet, Elijah, through a dramatic wind storm, earthquake or fire. He chooses to speak to Elijah in a still, small voice. Elijah had to actively listen before he could hear God's voice.
Will you take some time today to turn away from all the distractions our modern world has to offer and listen for the still, small voice of God?
Abundant blessings to you ... Mrs. B, a very peculiar person