I normally don’t write notes when I speak to a group, but yesterday I was going with a new theme and so I wanted to write out my thoughts so that I knew I had things in order. When I was done typing, I made the font bigger so it was easier to see. After that, I started BOLD-FACING any points that I wanted to make sure I mentioned. But I ran into a problem. I was BOLD-FACING too much. Soon, there were more words in BOLD then, words in regular type.
And then, do you know what happened? The BOLD no longer carried the weight that I wanted it to. Everything just blended together.
How many times in life do we want these crystal-clear answers from God? How often do we, as Americans, expect to be given the picture before we even pick up the paint brush? How many times do we want to jump ahead to the result and skip the process of getting there?
Yet there is value in the little things. The mundane, everyday, seemingly monotonous moments in life sometimes set up the special moments. We need ‘normal font’ so that we can distinguish the Bigger, Bolder moments.
And sometimes, God speaks clearest in the small spots.
“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. 12And 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. 13When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. (1 Kings 19:11-13)”
Don’t get caught up in the Boldface of Life. Take care of the small things and listen for the still small voice. Otherwise, you might miss a Heavenly appointment.