Friday, May 18, 2012

Flowers Fade Friday: A Whisper.

Not much to say this Friday. I am off to San Diego today to visit two of my best friends for the weekend. I am so excited for quality girl time with two ladies I can share my soul with…

Until then, I just want to encourage you.

Do you ever get the feeling that God is whispering encouragement to you?

Perhaps you have taken on some task, role or job.

You are dabbling in a new hobby.

Investing in a friendship.

Trying a new parenting technique or exercise routine or a new way to approach your quiet times with the Lord.

And it doesn’t make sense right away. It might seem like it’s not working fast enough or even at all. You might catch yourself wondering if you should keep going with it. Is it worth it? Will you ever see fruit? Or you’re not really sure why you are doing this thing in the first place, except for a gentle calling that you can’t quite explain.

I’m not trying to over-spiritualize anything, because I know our feelings can deceive us.

But if you feel that pull in your heart to keep persevering at something {a task, a job, a hobby, a relationship} even though it doesn’t really make sense to you or the road ahead seems unclear, can I just encourage you to listen to that voice?

Perhaps it’s the Holy Spirit prompting you forward.

Perhaps our all-knowing God is carving a path that your hazy eyes cannot yet perceive.

Because God has a plan.

And sometimes He reveals it to us in a whisper. He doesn’t have to, but sometimes He does.

Are you listening?

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 low whisper...
I Kings 19:11-12

*Linking up with Casey Leigh*


Emily Kate said...

Yes!! Beautiful post, we all need this pumped through us on the reg, thanks for sharing!

Ruthie Hart said...

I think the Lord has been whispering to me a LOT lately but it takes trust on my part to listen. We went to worship service on Wednesday and through song and a speaker, I felt God speaking to ME, in my ears, encouraging me. I was blown away and still feeling the emotional high from it. Have a fabulous weekend in SD!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this. Today God sent me you. I needed this more than you will ever know. We are strangers... but today you touched my heart.

Forever thankful,

Beth @ the city said...

you are beautiful from the inside out! thank you for sharing this. i can say i've heard a few whispers lately and i am grateful for the reminder to listen!

Heather said...

San Diego? Two best friends? Excuse me, where am I?!

Vanessa said...

My problem right now is that I hear the whisper but am to scared to actually listen - if that makes sense. Listening would require a leap of faith, relinquishing control, and doing something outside my comfort zone. I know I should have more faith. Trying. Thanks, again, for your wonderful posts.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful post :) have a beautiful time with your friends! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Kimberly Bonham said...

Beautiful post. This is SO true! Listen for the still small voice :)

Julie Marling said...

It is so hard to be quiet and just listen to Him! Inspiring post! Just sent email about advertising ;) New follower from Weigand hop! Love for you to follow back!

julie @ Naptime Review

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

hi! i saw you on casey's group giveaway & i loved your picture so I wanted to say hello! im apart of the giveaway too! your blog is adorable. I love your about me pictures. you and your hubby are so cute! new follower!

xo Kelly