Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wonderful Wispering Wednesday

Do we sit still long enough to hear that still small voice speaking to us, remember when Samuel was sleeping and the lord called unto him, he thought it is was Eli calling him, but it was God in his still small voice, and when God talked to Elijah he knew it was the lord, and he listened,

And the lord called... occurs in 140 verses in the KJV of the Bible, how many times have you heard that still small voice and really listened to what he was saying? I love these verses in Kings, and Elijah was a true man of God, but he was a man, he had his bad moments too, he whined and cried just as we do at times, but God supplied his every need. Look at these verses and stop and ask God, what are you trying to say to me lord?

1Kings 19:12 "And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a  a still small voice.

1Ki 19:13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

1Kings 19:14 "And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

1King 19:15 "And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:"

I would love to say I always hear my lord calling my name, but some times my mind is on other things, and I hurry through prayer and go about what I am doing, oh me, shame on me, that I should ever have anything more important than talking to the lord. I ask you Lord to forgive me right now before I go on, I am sorry, I do not always listen, thank you for being such a loving and caring God that you forgive.

I so remember that day he called my name, and I said like Isaiah Here I am lord, and he touched me in a way that I have never been the same again, I ran long and hard not to hear that voice of God, but I got tired, and stopped, and I listened to what he had to say, he said come unto me, I will give you rest, and he has, he said he would never leave or forsake me, he said he went to prepare a place for me, that place is in heaven, and when I die I know I will go to be with him, and every day of my life for the last 36 years he has been talking to me, leading me, giving me direction. Oh thank you lord for that still small voice you speak to me in, no one else hears, it is for me alone, our sweet love talks, thank you lord for keeping with me, when others may of let me down, you were always there, and I know you always will be there through the end. Like what you have promised me. 

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psa 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

I leave you with these thoughts, God is always there, listen to his still small voice, he loves you and wants to talk to you today. Let him whisper sweet peace to you, have a glorious Wednesday. Hugs ♥ Blessings


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh do you know you are such a blessing to my soul? Your sweet comments just make me smile.
I am listening today for my Father's voice. Thank you for the reminder.
You have a wonderful day.
We are cool here today in Missouri~nice change. I am of to get the schoolroom ready. My homeschooling days are coming to an end. Hannah will be doing online college at home this year. Caleb is my last one to homeschool. 19 years down and 3 to go~Lord willing!

Barbara said...

Well amen Carrie, yep soon they all will graduate and it will be a new chapter in your life, life is exciting, and with Christ leading it is even better, hugs my friend and thanks for stopping by dear.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Barbara, Yes---we don't take time to LISTEN to God. I will always say: "Here I am Lord.. Send me "... BUT--do I listen to that voice???? Wish I could say that I always do--but I guess I'm too caught up in life and being human.... Thank Goodness God's forgives me.

Beautiful post... Hope you are having a good day.
P.S. When is your surgery?

Barbara said...

Yep we all be the same Betsy, human, and fall so short from God's glory, I do not have a date yet, but will post it when I see my doc the 24th, hugs

Laurie said...

Your post today was timely for me, Barbara, and I thank you for sharing the word of our Lord that I needed at this time. He is speaking to me through His word and through dear friends who love Him about hope that only comes from Him. Amen!

Toyin O. said...

Leraning to listen to that voice Barbara!

Awesome blog!

Karen said...

Amen...loved this post...listening for His whispers...

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

The sweet, tender voice of the Lord... nothing compares with it. I've been listening for him extra closely these days. What a marvelous thought... to know that we can commune directly with the Creator of our hearts!

What a privilege.


Mary Lou said...

Thanks for visiting me today.
I watched the video and my mother played that song in exactly the same manner. Brought tears to my eyes.
Great post.

Anonymous said...

Such a nice inspirational post! I agree, we all should slow down and listen for our name being called.

I used to play Whispering Hope on the piano. I haven't played it in years. I may just sit down and listen and see if I still remember it.

Have a great day.