Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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 in 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.


A Gardner's Cottage said...

I have had a lot of time to be still and listen to God. I am thankful for that! Now, I get to put some action with the listening! If you know what I mean... Have a sweet day!


Theresa said...

I just read the story of Samuel to my kids the other night. They love that one.
Thanks for sharing the scripture today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara <3 What a beautiful post! I wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my Blog. I look forward to getting to know you better.


Grammy Blick said...

Many heard His voice, and tried to ignore it - Moses, Jonah, Gideon - yet they came to understand that He is sovereign, and to be followed. May we heed as Samuel and Elijah and be as blessed.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh so true~
I am listening today!
I too~ must confess I get so busy and don't stand still long enough to listen all to many times.

Thanks for the reminder~

Peggy said...

A very good reminder for me today.. thank you. Have a wonderful blessed evening.

sarah said...

Barbara...I needed to read remember He does want whisper. Thank you for this beautiful and timely post. I feel like you wrote it for me.

Nezzy said...

The key words here are be still. I know I for one am caught up in all the business around me besides bein' just a little spastic. I fear I am not always still enough to hear.

Thanks so much, I always enjoy your message.

God bless and have yourself a marvelous day! :o)

Miss Linda said...

This was such a wonderful reflection, Barbara. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Thank you also for your very kind comments on my blog. I have certainly enjoyed reading yours, and look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

Have a blessed weekend! :)

Mrs. Q said...

Yes, it is SO important to be still before the Lord. Sometimes it is so hard with 6 little ones, and a husband to attend to. But I hate those days when I don't start it alone with God. It is just not the same.

Many blessings,
Mrs. Q

Laurie said...

Loved reading your inspiring words and I also liked the cake/punchbowl recipe!-Laurie