And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? (I Kings 19: 12-13 KJV)
A lady running errands has gone viral. Why? Listen to her testimony.
This woman went to the grocery store and saw a homeless man trying to keep warm near the entrance. When she saw the man, she heard the voice of Jesus telling her that the homeless man liked bananas. She should buy some bananas for him.
The woman figured on her own that he would also need some protein so she bought him a couple of small nonperishable items as well. She also wanted to buy him some fried chicken so that he could have some warm food in his belly.
Jesus told her not to buy the fried chicken that the man needed something for later.
The woman persisted in asking why she couldn’t get him some fried chicken.
Jesus said, “I don’t want you to get him fried chicken.”
Well the woman let it go and went to go pay for her groceries. She separated out the things she had bought for him and took it to him, wishing him a “Merry Christmas and God bless you.”
A lady came up from behind her and said “This is your lucky day. Here’s some fried chicken for you.” She then hands him the warm meal.
Lesson: Listen to that still small voice pricking your soul. Even when the Spirit says no, there’s a good reason.
Dear God, Still us enough to hear your voice not only when you say “yes” but also when you say “no.” Though we know not the reason, let us still trust you and do what you do ask of us. Amen.