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TO THEM OF LIKE PRECIOUS FAITH
1 Kings 19:11-12

"Then He said, Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD. And
behold, the LORD passed by and a great and strong wind tore into the
mountains and broke the 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;
And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire and
after the fire a still small voice."
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In our passage this morning, we see that God did not speak during the
wind storm, the earthquake nor the fire, but it was doing the quiet
time when all these great things had passed. Do you know that so many
times in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the week, we don't take
time out to listen to the voice of the LORD.

I NEED THE QUIET
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I needed the quiet so He drew me aside.
Into the shadows where we could confide
Away from the bustle where all the day long
I hurried and worried when active and strong.

I needed the quiet tho at first I rebelled
But gently, so gently, my cross He upheld
And whispered so sweetly of spiritual things
Tho weakened in body, my spirit took wings

To heights never dreamed of when active all day.
He loved me so gently He drew me away
I needed the quiet. No prison my bed,
But a beautiful valley of blessings instead --

A place to grow richer in Jesus to hide.
I needed the quiet so He drew me aside.
--- Alice Hansche Mortenson

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BLESSED QUIETNESS...HOLY QUIETNESS!!!
Oh, what a blessing it is to spend quiet time with the LORD for it is
doing these times that he refreshes our thirsty souls!

James E. Hewitt
CRUMBS from the TABLE
August 26, 1997