The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” –1 Kings 19:11-13
So much for good intentions. My dedication to NoBloPoMo lasted precisely 17 days. Perhaps that should encourage me–as far as I know, I’ve never produced anything 17 days straight before–but it was a real bummer to let it go.
Why have I let it go? Well, in the past two weeks I feel as though I’ve been subjected to unexpected wind, earthquake and fire. My work has picked up dramatically. I am trying to launch my own business and developing not one but two websites for myself. There has been movement in the lives of those around me that has required more attention on my part. All these are good, even excellent things.
To find God in the midst of this busy place, I have to wait for the wind, earthquake and fire to pass by. I have to wait for the moment of the gentle whisper. And when I hear that, I can step into the Lord’s presence.
Maybe then we can talk about what I’m doing here on this site.