Liturgy of the Ordinary: God in the Normal-ness

by Jimmy Pruitt


We, like Elijah, sometimes look beyond the obvious for an earth shattering indicator that God is active in our present reality. 

Yet, it is in the common, the ordinary, the normal-ness of the present that God’s gentle whisper pierces the veil between heaven and earth. Eyes open. Ears attentive. Spirit tuned in. 

If we look for Him in this present moment, He will not hide. He is not dodging our desire to see, but waiting for us to slow down enough to notice that He is near. Present. 

1 Kings 19:11-12

Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.”

At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs 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 there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper.