I was sitting in church the other day taking in a wonderful message from my Pastor about how God uses people. He mentioned a time when he heard God whisper in his heart, prompting him to bless a stranger. I love stories like this. He then asked, “Do you listen to the whisper?”
“Huh” I thought… Do we really listen to the whispers of God…
Have you ever thought about the why you whisper?
When you whisper, there are people around who you don’t want to hear what you are saying. If you are listening to a speaker and you lean over to your companion to whisper something, what you have to say has to be important… otherwise it wouldn’t be worth “interrupting” the speaker with your thoughts.
You also whisper because you only want the person you’re communicating with to hear what you are saying. This makes the person receiving the whisper significant; otherwise you wouldn’t whisper so others couldn’t hear.
Whispering indicates importance and significance. When you are whispered to it makes you and the person whispering important and what is said significant.
There was a time in the bible when Elijah who was a #boss in the OT got down on himself and felt defeated.
The Lord came to speak to Elijah and here’s what happened:
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.
Here’s the deal. Elijah was super bummed out and the Lord spoke to him in a whisper.
If whispering indicates importance and significance, then the Lord wants to speak to you things that are important and will bring significance into your life.
That’s why He whispers.
I remember being in college and walking downtown one day after class. I walked pass a young man on the street corner and heard so softly in my heart, “Go ask his name.”
Obviously I felt like he would think I was weird or stupid but just decided to go for it anyway.
“Hi there!” I said. “What’s your name?”
“Hello… my name’s David…” He said openly but a tad puzzled.
“David” I said, “What’s your passion, do you know your destiny?”
Laying it on thick right away…but why not? Lol.
David began to tell me of His dream to be a great musician. He was a songwriter (go figure being named David) and wanted to touch the world with his music.
“David, God has a plan for your life.” I exclaimed looking deep into his eyes.“Can I pray for you? I believe God wants to bless you and give you the desire of you heart.”
What happened next blew my mind. I placed my hand on his heart and he placed both of his hands on my shoulders. I began to pray and have forgotten what words were said… but I remember the tears hitting my hand as I prayed for this young man, starving for hope.
Do you ever wonder if the reason we don’t hear God very often is because we always desire to hear things about ourselves?
Maybe, if we listened to whatever He wants to say, we would hear about how we can touch other people’s lives and then we will find the direction for our own.
Let’s listen to the whispers.
The best is yet to come,