**The Voice that Shattered the Cedars of Lebanon**


Psalm 29:4-5 "The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon..."

Ferocious:
When God speaks you hear the sound of...
The voice of thunder
The voice of many waters

The voice of many earthquakes

The voice that spoke and the red sea split

The voice that split the river Jordan into two separate entities

The voice that spoke and the storms became still

The voice that commands the four winds of the earth to blow...

Soft:
When God speaks you hear the sound of...

The voice of quiet waters
The voice of a still soft wind

The voice of a babe in the womb

The voice of leaves rustling in a burning bush

The voice of a hand writing on the wall
The voice of writings on a scroll
The voice of a dream in the still of the night...
The voice as of one walking in the garden of Eden in the evening...


Mighty:
When God speaks you hear the sound of...
The voice of the Mighty warrior in battle
The voice of the Commander-in-chief of the army of heaven

The voice of the One on a white horse with a secret name

The voice of the Prince of Peace

The voice of the King of Kings

The voice of the Lord of Lords

The voice of the Lord of all the hosts of heaven

The Voice of the God of Joshua and David, mighty warriors...


Powerful:
When God speaks you hear the sound of...
The Voice of One Who has all authority
The Voice of One who has all dominion

The Voice of One who has the power to create

The Voice of One who has the power to speak life

The Voice of One who commands the day

The Voice of One who said "Let there be light," and there was...


This voice is so multifaceted...sometimes soft, and sometimes strong
Sometimes gripping and sometimes liberating

Sometimes rugged and sometimes smooth

You can't really know until you experience all sides...

But you have to listen to hear His voice always
You have to listen to whatever side of His voice He presents to you
...sometimes soft and sometimes loud...

1 kings 19:11-13
"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. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

**The google picture on the top right is an example of a "cedar of Lebanon," it is known historically as a coniferous tree; found in the Mediterranean region (Lebanon). The cedar of Lebanon trees were used in historical times to build trade and military ships, as well as houses and temples. It also had sacred functions for Egyptians and Jews (wikipedia). As depicted in the picture, it is a huge tree, taller than most...but God's voice is recorded in psalms as having the capacity to split the cedars of Lebanon, no matter how strong.**

10 comments:

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

what you been up girl. Havn't heard from you in a long long while.

God indeed speaks, but we need to make a decision to listen out for him and obey what He tells us to do. This is weird but this is what He's been teaching me lately.

Allied said...

Hmm.. i relate this back to quiet times.. I pray i hear him each time he speaks to me.

have a blessed weekend

eddiie said...

My tongue is the pen of a READY WRITER."

i think that is inspirational..it touches a heart that truly needs to get back to God..

And also a heart that is short of Gods roof...it s truly uplifting...Keep it up sister..

eccentric nana said...

hey thanks for stopping by

disgodkidd said...

something else about The Voice...it speaks even without words.

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

wow...
another powerful one..
love this post

~Mimi~ said...

gosh yes hunie..

the voice of my Father, He knows just what tone to use with me when I need it,

gentle when i'm hurting
powerful when i need the nudging

so much more...sigh..am still in love!

eddiie said...

Gods voice is certainly above all.He speaks we tremble..

Jem said...

hmmm ... the voice God ... ministers even in the voice of others to us. To me, its a sudden strong conviction of something in my life ans suddenly he says: Do this or Get on it quickly or watever the instruction is or even just a calm that says "I love you" God is good.

Believer said...

My prayer is always that I always hear His voice in the midst of the noise of the world. Lovely post. Remain blessed