Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gentle Whispers

     I have been so busy lately and hubby has been working his sexy butt off that I have not even had time to just breathe. With homeschooling, co-op, BSF, community group, Children's ministry,being a wife, meeting friends to pray with them, church, so many other things, that I am just spent. As I have been doing my best to spend time with the Lord lately, I have heard Him loud and clear. A little to loud! He has revealed somethings to me that I quite frankly didn't want to know. It's so painful isn't it? But then how can you not praise Him for loving you enough to sit you down and have a heart to heart with you. He really loves us! So as I am praying through my brokenness, the Lord has also shown me that though I am doing things for His kingdom I also need to just have time to sit in the quietness of the Lord. To really allow Him to speak to me.  Oh, I miss it, I am craving it. Yes, I am spending time with Him, but I mean those very intimate quiet, where it is just Him and I  in this whole world type quality time. Besides what good am I to the people around me if I am spiritually depleted!?!

"Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke 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 the sound of a gentle whisper."

    So my prayer for you (and me as well) is that you will take the time out of your crazy busy day and not just listen to the Lord, but to sit quietly and wait for what He is trying to tell you. I believe He is speaking in a whisper, because it means we have to actually make an attempt to hear Him, to make an effort to be alone, to make an effort to quiet our hearts and minds and allow ourselves to be broken before Him and listen to His gentle whispers and what He wants to reveal to us.

     Are you listening to His voice or the voice of your busyness?  Sit with Him and find out.



  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this reminder. I am in tears because I have been ignoring Him loudly and clearly telling me I need to sit with Him and just be and listen to the whispers He has for me. He is wanting me to do something I just can't bring myself to do, so I have been ignoring and running.

  2. Wonderful challenge and reminder. Thank you. I needed it.

  3. The other day while in a devotional I like very much [Streams in the Desert], I read a little poem about God's "gentle whisper":

    "When I cannot understand my Father's leading,
    And it seems to be but hard and cruel fate,
    Still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading,
    God is working, God is faithful, Only Wait."

    Thank you Melissa for your sharing both here and at tonight's community group. Love you.

  4. WOW! He has been speaking the same message to me as well! Thought you might enjoy the acronym I have learned for BUSY. Being Under Satans Yoke. Hmmmmmm......just where the enemy wants us.....too busy to make time for our Lord. OUCH! Guess I better stop blogging and go be with my Heavenly Father! Blessings to you! :o)