Jezebel sent word to Elijah that she would do to him as he had done to the prophets.
Skipping way ahead (catch up by reading I Kings 19), we hear the Lord telling Elijah, "Go stand on the mountain, for the Lord will 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. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.Then the Lord gave Elijah instructions.
How often do we expect the Lord to respond to our prayers in a spectacular way, in a mighty wind, so to speak? How often do we sit awaiting an earthquake to move us to action? Neither was the directive of the Lord in the fire, but in a gentle whisper!
Are we attuned to the Lord such that we can hear his whisper?
Do we respond in obeisance and obedience?