Waiting on God's suddenlies
We serve a God who is almighty, the El Shaddai, the God of the impossible. He is also the God of his own perfect timing.
When we last met, we saw our friend Elijah hiding in a cave, scared for his life and mortally depressed. As we continue through 1 Kings 19 - we see this heavenly light show that the Lord puts up. First, there was a wind, then an earthquake, followed by a fire and finally a still small voice.
After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
1 Kings 19 : 12
God was not in any of those flashy demonstrative phenomenons but chose to communicate to Elijah with a gentle whisper.
Often, we are disappointed that the Lord is taking his own time in dealing with our circumstances. We expect the Lord to send a great wind or shake the earth or better yet, burn the land. More often than not, the revelation of the Lord is provided to us via a gentle whisper.
The truth is God doesn't have to make a show of himself to demonstrate his power. His everlasting strength remains in His ability to change lives through His whispers. When the fullness of our preparation meets the fullness of God's timing, we encounter God's suddenlies.
We will not remain in the wilderness forever. We will not remain under the Juniper tree forever. If we remain faithful, we will see the chariot of fire that has been prepared for us, just around the corner.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4
*The above text is a summary of the sermon preached in the FFGC Sunday service on 06 Dec 2020