Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Daily Devotion: What Are You Doing Here?

Bible Reading: I Kings 19:1-18

Key Verse: Verse 9 - “And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

Key Words: What doest thou here

Elijah had fled from Jezebel. Her threat of death had caused Elijah to run. It’s interesting that the famine did not cause Elijah to panic, nor did his facing the king (Ahab), nor did the 450 prophets of Baal; but Jezebel—she was a different story. Elijah had fled and hid; but you can’t hide from God. So God called Elijah out with a still small voice.

I’m convinced today that God still speaks to us through His Word with that still small voice. The problem is not many are listening.

A Native American was walking down the street with a businessman one day. The Native American stopped.

“Listen!” he said.
“For what?” the businessman replied.
“Don’t you hear it?”
“Hear what?”
“Crickets? I do not hear any crickets.”

The Native American continued to try to help the businessman hear what he heard. “Oh, they’re loud. Just listen! Don’t you hear them?”

Getting a little disgruntled, the businessman said, “I don’t hear any crickets.”

The Native American looked around, and right over on the side, there was a cricket. He went and picked it up.

The businessman looked shocked. “I can’t believe that. We are here downtown with all these people. You and I are talking and you can hear a cricket. I don’t know how you did that.”

The Native American reached into his pocket and took out some change. He threw it on the ground. Twenty people stopped walking. Then he said, “You always hear what you are tuned into. You are tuned into money; you are going to hear a penny when it’s dropped. I am tuned in to nature; I hear a cricket.”

A lot of Christians will miss the still small voice of God because they are not tuned in.

What to do:
✞ Remember God is still speaking (through His Word). Are you listening?

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