Elijah went upon the mountaintop and experienced a wind so powerful that it ripped apart mountains and shattered rocks. Next, God sent an earthquake. And finally, fire began to fall from the sky. The Bible says God was not in the wind, earthquake, or fire. But after the fire, Scripture says, “…came a gentle whisper”. Wow! More often than not, God speaks to us in a small voice as opposed to a megaphone-enhanced shout. Yet too often, we always look for God in the spectacular. But God wants us to listen for His voice in the obvious. God led Elijah to STOP to replenish his weakened and vulnerable state. God called him out of the cave to LOOK at His power. God spoke in a gentle voice and Elijah LISTENED. Had he just heard, he would have remained sequestered in the cave—but he listened. And listening is application driven. He got up and put the Lord’s words into action, and in these moments, we must do the same.