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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. - 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)

On a cool, sunny day I was walking through wetlands in central Florida. I stopped to watch a blue heron, standing completely still, fishing. Farther down the raised wooden walkway, I spotted a white heron, which was also fishing in the pond. Though the blue heron had watched and waited...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, grant us boldness to seek you and patience to wait to hear your gentle whisper. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:1-18

Thought for the Day

I can seek God’s voice and wisdom both in stillness and by actively looking.

Prayer Focus

For patience


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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