Free Domestic Shipping on Orders $75+ Free Domestic Shipping on Orders $75+

Rachel on the Ranch Blog

On Listening in the Quiet Moments

On Listening in the Quiet Moments

I used to think God never spoke to me. I grew up in a church where people always started sentences by saying, “I really felt like God was telling me to...” I honestly thought they were delusional. I also thought that maybe I wasn’t good enough for God to waste His time talking to me. I had secret CDs and VanHalen tee shirts stashed in my childhood dresser after all.

Sadly, these thoughts followed me for about 27 of my 28 years on this planet.

 As I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve realized that God speaks to me every day. He speaks to me through the wind blowing through our wheat fields, beautiful Montana sunsets, funny patients at work, sunflowers popping up in my yard, sweet snuggles from my Shy dog, texts and phone calls from my dad, the meadow larks singing in the morning, cows mooing contentedly in a field, letters from former students of mine...

 One of my favorite scriptures is Elijah 19:11-13:

“The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks 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 came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.

And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here Elijah?”

God doesn’t always speak in big, loud gestures. In my experience, He speaks through the quiet moments of my every day life. Only when I slow down enough to appreciate those moments, do I hear that voice that has been so elusive to me all these years.

As you move through this day, don’t forget to slow down and listen. You never know what you might hear in the stillness.

 

Aug 09, 2020

Hi Elizabeth! It’s so nice to hear from you! I hope you are all doing well. I miss seeing you guys 🧡

Rachel on the Ranch
Aug 09, 2020

Hi Misty!
I’m so glad you’re here! Thank you for your support and for following along with my journey 🧡

Rachel on the Ranch
Aug 06, 2020

Hey cousin! Love your blog post today! I love seeing all your pictures on Instagram and it looks like you are truly very happy on the ranch 😊 I’m glad to see you and Tom having such a beautiful and happy marriage 😊

Elizabeth Hendrickson
Aug 04, 2020

So blessed to have found your page! Awesome, awesome, awesome! 🌻

Misty
Aug 04, 2020

Hi Secret Admirer! Thank you as always for being here and supporting my journey. 🧡 Sometimes I cant believe how big these bales of hay are in real life! I never knew since I grew up seeing them from the road haha!

Rachel on the Ranch
Aug 04, 2020

Hi Ann!
What a beautiful way to look at life! I’m going to start doing that myself. Sometimes in thIs big, loud world, we overlook those small moments where things go right, and I love how you look at those moments with a grateful heart 🧡 Thanks for being here and being so supportive!

Rachel on the Ranch
Aug 04, 2020

By the way. That huge roll of hay you are leaning against has in it a lot of food for thought. Amazing isn’t it?

Secret Admirer
Aug 04, 2020

Good Morning Rachel On The Ranch. So happy that you see and hear the beauty of the Glory of the Lord and are sharing that beauty with others. In Him is life.

Secret Admirer
Aug 04, 2020

Hi Rachel,

Nice to see a blog from you. I have realized, only in the past couple of years, that God really does look over me. Everyday when the smallest things go well I look up and say “thank you God”. It’s a way of reminding myself how often he helps me out everyday. Others may think this is silly but it makes me happy to know that he was there and I just want Him to know that I’m grateful for his help. Have a good day. I look forward to your next blog. Ann

Ann Pearson

Leave a comment