Not everyone is going to respond well to this and that’s okay. And when I share, please know it always comes from a very prayerful, discerning heart.
Twelve years ago I received a Whisper to my heart in the midst of an illness. I only knew to name this Divine Whisper, God because it was how I was raised. My parents were Presbyterian so I became Presbyterian. Sound familiar?
I am extremely grateful for my church upbringing, a community that was safe, inviting and inclusive in my own experience. It was a foundation I needed.
Not everyone has this kind of experience and therefore they may stray or maybe they just never quite believe in this Spiritual OmniPresence of a supreme being… that seems so far off in the distance, unapproachable and un-Real.
When I experienced The Whisper… I felt invited in. I didn’t “do” the inviting if that makes sense.
Later I came to recognize Jesus inside this Divine Whisper, the Voice that was “calling me out of the tree,” inviting me to sit awhile and share a meal. This Voice was conversing with me “at the well” letting me know my past was my past and He loved me just as I was right where I was … with Him.
This Divine Whisper I had to follow…
I had to leave the organization and structured programs and all the wordiness of the institutional church to follow The Whisper.
I connected with a biblical character named Paul. He allowed me to recognize my experience of this Divine Whisper, Revelation was Real Deal.
Let me say this… like the apostle Paul, it has NOT been an easy journey!
When you’ve been invited into to such Divine Intimacy, the world becomes foreign.
Paul had to go into the desert for a while and listen, pray and discern… just as the Desert Fathers and Mothers did. Just as Jesus did.
I had to walk away too because He was calling me with a message for the world. I knew it… and I have sat on this message for a long, long, long, long time.
I have fought Him many days and nights with tears saying, “This is not for little ole me to handle.” “Why me?” I know how Paul, Moses, Noah, Mary and Abraham felt.
You don’t want to believe it. You don’t feel qualified. Your excuses become an ongoing battle with God you are sure to lose.
Here is a prayer I wrote back in 2017, Dec. 26th. He began giving me greater assurance that I needed to share this message. All I’ve ever prayed is that it ALL come from Him…
I commend this work, these collective writings of prayers to you… that you honor them and bless them according to your will, in what you are calling forth be made known through them; that the Holy Spirit pour upon these words just as the day of Pentecost- opening eyes to see new; that your Light fully shine in the darkness of this world-that hearts be awakened and enlightened as each person discovers Something new and profound… not understood through their critical minds of trying to prove it all but to find rest in your Presence where the true Word manifests. I pray these prayer-filled words will lift from the pages and into the hearts of those needing to know you… really know you. That each word be received and experienced fully coming from You; your Mystery Revealed, wisdom gained, a collective, united, universal, AHA! Amen
This was a prayer I wrote in 2017. God showed me the need of “A Stilling Season”. This is what He was showing me. We are in those times.
I will end for now a Divine Whisper that woke me last night at midnight. And I say this with all honesty. The only words I heard were “ James 1:5”. I’m like, “What?” “James 1:5”. He woke me up with His Whisper yet again…
I went to James 1:5~
James 1:5-8 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
2-8 When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives my brothers, don’t resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends! Realise that they come to test your faith and to produce in you the quality of endurance. But let the process go on until that endurance is fully developed, and you will find you have become men of mature character with the right sort of independence. And if, in the process, any of you does not know how to meet any particular problem he has only to ask God—who gives generously to all men without making them feel foolish or guilty—and he may be quite sure that the necessary wisdom will be given him. But he must ask in sincere faith without secret doubts as to whether he really wants God’s help or not. The man who trusts God, but with inward reservations, is like a wave of the sea, carried forward by the wind one moment and driven back the next. That sort of man cannot hope to receive anything from God, and the life of a man of divided loyalty will reveal instability at every turn.
So I say…Seek Wisdom… He has all the answers if we can only discern His Voice with time well spent with Him.
I share my prayer from Paul again that has been another Divine Whisper, heartfelt and real so I sense it must be a prayer of His so I just continue praying it…
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may Know him better. “
“Be still and KNOW that I am God.”
“Acknowledge ME and I WILL make your path straight.”
He’s waking us up to HIS Wisdom Words through His Whispers to our hearts.
This is our Season of Stillness to come to KNOW Him.
Let some things go… slow down your mind… let go of control… that which is not providing peace is not God’s Voice within. This is the perfect time to go and discover His Voice, His Real, authentic Voice.
Love everyone. Stay safe and know you are so so Loved just as you are, right where you are.