And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks 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. 1 Kings 19:11-13 (KJV)
In the movie "The Nativity", near the beginning, is a scene of a lady telling this story of Elijah to a group of children. She says the parts I have highlighted in blue and the children answer with the parts in red. I love how these verses just came alive in that scene.
Elijah knew that the gentle whisper was God's voice. He understood that God doesn't only reveal himself in powerful and miraculous ways. And sometimes we miss Him because he is often whispering in the quietness of our hearts. With all the activity and noise in our lives today we have to make a special effort to listen quietly for His voice.