On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud appeared on the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast was heard. All the people in the camp trembled with fear. Moses led them out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord had come down on it in fire. The smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and all the people trembled violently. The sound of the trumpet became louder and louder. Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder. (Exodus 19:16-19, GNT)
Usually, that’s the God I’m looking for. I’m looking for God to show up in a big way – trumpets blaring, smoke, fire, lightening, and thunder. Typically, though, that’s not the way He shows up in my life. In fact, almost never. And that’s probably not how he shows up in your life, either.