Wednesday

Listen for the Whisper

I have to hurry up and write this somewhere before I forget it.

Earlier this week in some rushed blog-perusal, I came across a comment Brandi made to someone. She said that the discouraging thoughts this person was experiencing was Satan screaming, trying to make himself heard.

Then she wrote: Listen for the whisper.

Sometimes I am frustrated at how counter-intuitive faith is. When life presses in, our flesh nature commands that we speed up, go faster, get more done. A life of faith says, "Be still and know." When it seems we are constantly being beaten down by life anyway, and the world (and our survival instincts) tell us to look out for number one, a life of faith says, "The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."

And when life screams at us from every direction, and the awful and negative are everywhere we turn, a life of faith must listen for the whisper.

The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of
the LORD, for the LORD is about to 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. After the earthquake came a fire, but
the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings
19:11,12

4 comments:

Roxanne said...

That still, small voice is the one that calls us by name. Great post.

Stephanie said...

And it drives the world absolutely nuts when we are still and wait and listening for the whisper.

Love the way you can find scriptures that connect to life. <3

Anne said...

You found me...I loved Brandi's comment too. She is so right about the whisper, but it is so hard to stop and listen for it. I need to be more intentional about taking time to stop and listen.

Good post.

ChristyCate said...

Amen and amen and amen!!!

 
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