I’m thinking tonight about the power of a whisper. Rumors spread like wildfire on a whipser – the quiet murmurings of words close enough in proximity that you can feel the breath of one person’s words on the ear of another. Barely audible, but the weight it carries is POWERFUL. A Whisper.
1 Kings 19:11-12 (AMP)
” And He said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent 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 [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice. “
Did you know God whispers? He doesn’t try to get your attention by yelling or high drama of any fashion. He speaks in the stillness, in the quietness of a moment when a gentle thought that is much smarter than you are is deposited in your head. A whisper – a gentle nudging in a new direction, toward someone or something magnificent that God is waiting to unveil for you. Are you listening…? He is whispering.
Bill Hybels spoke at Gateway Church tonight. He brought an insightful, funny and powerful word about how God used a whisper to derail his plans to become a successful business man in his father’s company only to turn the world upside down with Willowcreek Community Church and open the floodgates of heaven to pour out blessings on him beyond number – all by the power of a whisper. Allow the Lord to whisper and awaken the desires of your heart anew. Allow His heartbeat to flood your own… And tap out a new rhythm, a new song that He is teaching you to sing.
He shared a story from his second grade class tonight. His teacher had just shared a story with his class about how God had whispered to Samuel as a young boy and Samuel heeded his voice. He went to the teacher after the class and asked, “Do you think God still whipsers to young boys?”
She gave him a poem written on a small slip of paper that read:
O give me Samuel’s ear,
The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Thy Word,
Like him to answer at Thy call,
And to obey Thee first of all.
There’s power in God’s whisper. Are. You. Listening?
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