An Alphabet of Gratitude: Q

By: Steve Negley

Posted: September 21, 2021

Category: Daily Devotional

I should be thankful for quiet times.

I Kings 19:11-12

11 He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.

Psalm 46:10

10 “Be still, and know that I am God!

I’m sorry, but I’m a noise person. I turn on the TV the moment I wake up to watch the weather. I turn up the stereo extra loud for my music. I work on my sermons at home on Friday mornings, and then if I have gotten something on paper by noon I mow the yard and I can’t wait for Teresa to come home after school so I can finally talk to someone. I am a noise person.

But I should be thankful for quiet times. God is not always in the whirlwind or the storm. I guess I’ll try to follow the advice of some of my quieter spiritual friends, and find if I can thank God for quite times.


Help me to be still, and know that you are God. Amen.