Breakfast Deviled Eggs

A Gentle Whisper & Breakfast Deviled Eggs

1 Kings 19:11-12 (nirv)

The Lord said, “Go out. Stand on the mountain in front of me. I am going to pass by.” As the Lord approached, a very powerful wind tore the mountains apart. It broke up the rocks. But the Lord wasn’t in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake. But the Lord wasn’t in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire came. But the Lord wasn’t in the fire. And after the fire there was only a gentle whisper.

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Identifying and hearing God’s voice can be really tough. Sometimes, the more I pray about something, the harder it becomes to discern whether the answers I think I’m receiving are really from God. And when I don’t know how to find an answer, I often try to draw conclusions based on what I think I know. I know that God is big and powerful, so I usually conclude that His communication with me will be as well.

Or, I become so focused on the world around me that I fail to really seek His answers. The wind causes me to complain. The earthquakes cause me to run and hide. The fires distract me. And I miss the gentle whisper that contains all that I’ve been praying and pleading for. I love that this passage uses the word gentle; it’s one of those descriptive words that you can almost feel. The Hebrew word for gentle is damam, which means calm and still.

“Gentle” sets the tone and provides direction for us when we’re looking for God. It’s important to know what we’re looking for, or better yet, listening for. God isn’t chaos. He’s not flustered or out of control. So it only makes sense that His voice would be still and calm.

Like I said, the more I pray about something, the easier it is for me to “decide” that I heard God’s voice in the world. It’s much easier than continuing to wait and listen, remaining faithful while sitting in that place with no answers. But we have to recognize that God doesn’t work on our timelines. Humans have a habit of thinking, “I’ve been praying over this for a week, or a month, or a year! God’s answer must be coming soon!”

When we start to view God in a human, one dimensional way, we start to believe and expect that He’ll follow the same timeline as us. It’s only logical that the big signs in our lives – the wind, the fires, the earthquakes – are Him, right? Because the allotted 1-week waiting period has passed, so it’s common courtesy for Him to respond now. So we stop sitting in the quiet to listen for His whisper because we’re already sure the chaos is Him.

As Christians, it’s our job to constantly seek God so that when His gentle, quiet, still, calm whispers come, we’re able to discern His voice. And while we’re waiting, we must protect our hearts and minds from falling into the trap of trying to control God by attaching Him to the things that come easily, quickly, or the things that are self-focused. After all, we’re talking about actually experiencing God; not just saying that we want to. We can trick ourselves into believing that the big, noisy, chaotic thing is God – but that doesn’t mean it is. If we give up too early and stop listening too quickly, we’re missing out on the best part of the journey.

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Can you think of a time when you’ve mistaken the chaos of the world for God’s voice or direction? What do you now know that will help you identify His gentle whisper?

Pray

For the ability to identify and separate the gentle whispers of God from the noise and chaos of the world.

Breakfast Deviled Eggs

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

Serves 1 • 2 Hardboiled Eggs

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons avocado
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 strip of bacon or turkey bacon

Instructions

  1. Place eggs in a small pot and fill with water until eggs are just covered
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat
  3. Once eggs are boiling, remove the pot from the heat, cover with a lid and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes, depending on desired yolk
  4. Remove from water and put in the refrigerator to chill
  5. While eggs are cooling, cook bacon in a skillet
  6. Crumble bacon in to small pieces
  7. Remove shells from eggs and cut in half
  8. Using a spoon, remove the yolks from the eggs and place them in a bowl
  9. Add avocado, bacon bits, and greek yogurt to the bowl and mix until smooth and creamy
  10. Fill each egg with equal parts of the mixture
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Tips & Tools

The time that you let your eggs sit in the water, covered, after boiling, will determine how cooked the yolk is. There’s no right or wrong way, it’s just a matter of personal preference.

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