I kings 19 Elijah is hiding in a cave after running for 40 days and 40 nights…he is in the cave and an earthquake, fire and wind pass by. But the Lord is not in any of these. Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we expect God to show up in big ways and yet he chooses to show up daily in the personal way of a still small voice.
In Verse 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Elijahs response is that he has worked hard and labored for the Lord. Sound familiar? The ministry is WORK! Many times no accolades no acknowledgments…especially if you are on staff and not the lead pastor. Let me encourage you today!
What are you doing here? You have the mantle of God on your life and opportunity to minister in your grasp what more do you want? You are where you are because God in His divine purpose has planted you in the place you are. If I can’t say it any clearer in the words of one of my mentors…work it out! Elijah calls down fire in 1kings 18 then prays down rain and chooses to pout and have a pity party and run, after God showed up in a significant way! This is the aftermath of huge events where God shows up and shows out and you feel on top of the world! Then the feeling fades and you feel all alone in this thing called ministry. Especially if you are the last one standing cleaning and resetting rooms you have used. Elijah “I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me too.” Hello…you are never the only one left, that would mean God has left too. Food for thought he never leaves, Understand the simple truth…God has a plan and God is working His plan. We may not see it or the effects of it, but He is moving!
So…what are you doing here? Big events come and go where God shows up and shows out…but it’s the still small voice that keeps you on the path he has destined for you! Listen for that voice today!
What are you doing here? I choose to listen to the still small voice and be led by God to do even greater things!