When Elijah stood on the mountain before the Lord, a great and strong wind tore into the mountain, breaking before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. Then an earthquake, then a fire but God was not in the fire. When all had crumbled, turned to ash, God was in the stillness, a small voice. 1 Kings 19:11-13
Stirred by His still voice Elijah rises from inside the cave, wrapping his face in the mantle, he stands before the Lord. Postured before God, God speaks, ‘Elijah, what are you doing here?’
What are you doing here? A probe into the soul.
Over the last 18 months, we have seen the earthquake, the wind and the fire metaphorically as our nation and indeed the nations have been shaken, exposed and brought to their knees. We tentatively are coming out of hiding, rebuilding, sweeping away the dust from our lives, our churches and resetting for our future. It’s becoming noisy again.
Don’t forget in the noise: the still small voice.
During these months hidden in the quiet, a new contingent of apostles and prophets have been awakened, released from the structures of organisation, they slowly began to hear His still small voice. Right now they may feel consumed by the noise, confined by the return to organisational normal.
To you, He would say, “What are you doing here?”
It’s a day to move out, move forward, and rebuild ancient ways with your Father. You’re created to lead, to pioneer and to preach.
Father, for the apostle and prophets in this moment, fill them with boldness and courage to move out and move forward to build with You. In Jesus’ name.