Hollar! Ok, that is a joke around here between my teenage son and myself. He has very "strict" standards of what parents should NOT do. And it all pertains to parents who try to speak in the current vernacular of the day. In this case "Hollar" isn't just the word, it's the way you say it...it never fails to send my son into spasms of horror (for now anyway) when I do it...it's a silly game we play for now...
I only bring it up to contrast with what is on my heart right this moment, which is the whispers. The whispers in life.
Life can, and does, throw so many, many things at us. Challenges, losses, trials, frustrations, delays and good things, too, no doubt. But right now, for the purposes of this post, I am thinking of the craziness of life. And how, after we make it through these periods, we tend to hibernate as much as possible, in hopes of hearing the still, small voice of The Lord. Regrouping, catching up, healing, then shaking it off and moving forward again.
As I prepared to get on and blog, (my time to shake off the dust from the last few weeks, and move forward), I thought of the post I was in the middle of writing on the 11th of February, when one of life's curve balls came and changed my plans (how rude!) :). As I stared at the sunbeam coming through the nearby sliding glass doors, I thought that post would now have to wait. I couldn't "feel" that post right now. What I was feeling now was Elijah's listening for the voice of The Lord...and being the completely focused and disciplined person that I am, (NOT!) I clicked over to read an e-mail from a friend who always sends the neatest encouraging e-mails...it was so very timely, I want to give the link to you all to read...Click here.
Another post to follow within the hour most likely! :)
"And He said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke 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;
12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice.
13 When Elijah heard the voice, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?"
1 Kings 19:11-13 (Amplified Bible)