We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them Albert Einstein
After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:12 (NIV)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)
I listened to two very loving and intelligent people argue their points. Great volley. No one broke serve. Back and forth. Liberal and conservative. Right and wrong. Good and bad. "We agree to disagree." The world remains the same – broken.
I know that this scene must be repeated over and over again each second of each day. I am sure this is not God's way, at least, not often. Not between Believers.
Many expect God to punch them in the gut in order to take action. Judging by the man on the Cross, God has more finesse. If we are to change entrenched ways, God must write it in the sky. Except, he whispers. I see renewal need for others but refuse to see it needed in me. I'm proud, if not loud.
Yet, God persists in loving me into transformation. He'll wait but time may run out. Routinely, he whispers.
Listen to your loved ones and adversaries today. Say little or nothing that has to do with opinion or facts supplied by others. Listen. God is whispering.