Something I’ve been asking God to help me out with is putting into practice the things that He teaches me. Well, before Christmas, we studied the prophet Elijah in Sunday School. You might remember how Elijah was watching and listening for God for speak to him.

I Kings 19:11-13 says: The LORD said [to Elijah], "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave...

Most of the time, when God wants to communicate something to me, He doesn't use His big, booming voice to get His message across. Usually, His gentle whisper is in use. Gentle whispers can be easy to pass up if you're not listening.

Kimmie had a headache one Saturday about three weeks before Christmas, and she crawled into bed to sleep it off. I was busy in the kitchen and with Liberty when the thought, "I should take her an asprin and a glass of water," occurred to me. I thought it was odd for that thought to pop into my head, and I argued with myself saying, "If she feels like she needs an asprin, she'll come out and get one." I remained busy with my work, quickly forgetting about the asprin. After a while, I began talking to God not for any reason, but just because. The thought popped back into my head. I contemplated it for a while, then decided, "Well, it would be a nice thing to do." So I took Kimmie the asprin and water. Not a big deal.

Three or four days later, Kimmie and I were driving to school in the morning, and we were discussing prayer and the various ways that God chooses to answer. Kimmie said something like, "Yeah, He gave me a yes answer the other day when I asked Him to have you bring me some water and an asprin." She was sitting in the backseat so that she could make faces at Liberty and enjoy Liberty's squeals of delight, so I wasn't sure if I had heard her correctly. "What did you say?" I questioned. She repeated herself and explained that her head had been hurting her so badly, that any light or movement or sound caused great pain. She wasn't able to get up and get her own asprin, and calling out to me for asprin would have hurt her head too badly, so she silently asked God to have me bring some for her. And to think that I almost passed up being His gift to another of His children because I was too busy.
2 Responses
  1. Rayla Says:

    Wow, that is really cool! God spoke to you. It is very easy to dismiss the little voices.

  2. haha thats funny i was about to say the same thing that rayla just sed lol thats funny

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