Whispers

About a week ago I wrote the following devotion. This morning found me looking through my notes to read the words again. I am still standing, perhaps even more so, in this place of stilling my soul, quieting my thoughts, resting in the presence of The Lord.

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Today I am determined to be quiet and listen for a whisper. Did you ever notice how loud life can get? How noisy and demanding every day living can be? Schedules, appointments, decisions, deadlines, conflicts… Even when everything is going good, it’s going so fast we can hardly keep our balance.

Last night I was feeling a bit overwhelmed thinking of all I wanted to accomplish, especially with my writing this week. I was feeling hard pressed to do things right and yet, not even sure what right looked like in this new adventure of mine. Very humbling. Very disconcerting.

I began to wonder exactly what I thought I was doing and why? Doubt and confusion gladly crashed my party until I was weary of it all.

But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out. (Ecclesiastes 12:12 NLT)

Then I told my mom this. “If He doesn’t whisper in my ear, I’ve truly got nothing to say.” So, there you have it, that’s why I’ll be listening for a whisper, His whisper and then I’ll shout it from the rooftops. If He whispers it, it’s worth listening to (and reading).

What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear! (Matthew 10:27 NLT)

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2 thoughts on “Whispers”

  1. I would love a place like that to go to and have some quiet. I know what you mean about the loudness of life. During the school year it feels li,e my brain is on constant overlaod. Now that I’m on summer vacation I’m finding more time early in the morning to do my Bible study and just sit and listen to what God is trying to tell me.

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