My days consist of being a wife, full time mom, home keeper, and pastor's wife. First, I am a wife who adores the title and all it entails. Second, I mommy to two adorable busy boys who define toddler, and one gorgeous easy going three month old girl. I have never known what I was made to be until I became a mom. It is the greatest job in the world. Next, I am keeper of the house and it is a never ending job to say the least. Last, the title pastor's wife consists of dreaming with my husband, listening to ideas, giving the feedback my husband needs, and having weekly church get togethers.
Life is loud. Life is chaotic. Life is busy and fast paced. The only quiet moments that come are during nap times and night time, when all the busyness has settled down and went to sleep.
One of my favorite sermons my husband has recently preached was, "Can You Hear Me Now?" He told the story of Elijah and how he found himself one day in a cave after he had fled in fear.
1 Kings 19:11-13
“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.
My husband went on to explain how when we hear a whisper, we have to be really close and near to someone to hear it.
I love that! I love that God spoke to Elijah in the midst of loudness in a still small whisper.
In this busy season it is easy to feel we are missing the voice of God and the nearness of Him in our lives. We feel we need to wait until nap time, or bed time for us to be still and listen to God speak.
But I want to encourage you, we don't have to wait. Don't wait until nap time! Among wind, earthquake, and fire did God come in a still small whisper to Elijah. He is near to us in this season. He is whispering "I am here, I am with you, I love you, you're doing great, don't wait until nap time, don't wait for the quiet, know that I am here, I am with you always, in the quiet, in the loudness, I am here"
Xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor