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Whisper Yes

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How do we slow down to hear His whisper and whisper  yes?  My schedule has always been rushed.  I am a “Type A” personality and I love being busy doing things.  I am retired and I still find my schedule is rushed with family, Bible study, substitute teaching, taking care of grandsons, housework, yard work, blogging and anything else that comes up.  Honestly, I could spend my days doing nothing but Bible Study now.  I can’t get enough.

Is your daily schedule like mine so busy taking care of kids, parents, jobs, rushing to church, working at church, cleaning house  that you can’t find time, or you don’t slow down in order to hear God’s whispers?

When He says will you Debbie?  Do I say yes?  Honestly not always, sometimes it’s delayed like right now with my weight-loss journey.  He’s speaking, He’s calling, but I have not been obedient.  But I have not quit!  I’m not a quitter and I will get there as He continues to whisper.

Here are some ways that God whispers yes will you follow me.

WHISPERS IN THE WORD:   So many years I read the Word but it was not saturating.  It was a mad rush to study my Sunday school lesson, work, get the kids to school, finishing my college degree, working full-time, working in the yard,  and taking care of my Mom that I really was not studying and letting His Word saturate my heart, mind and soul.

Now I really study the Word.  Am I still busy.  You bet!  I am a volunteer Team Leader for Proverbs 31 Ministries leading groups, I substitute teach, I keep my grandsons several days a week, and still have the house work and the yard work and church activities.  So what’s different?  ME, ME, ME.  I’m different because I found time to spend with Him every day in the Word.

Only by reading His Word can His story become a part of our story.  His Word has come alive.  Over the years I had favorite Bible verses.  Today, my Bible is highlighted and underline and notes everywhere and there are too many Bible verses that I cannot choose favorites anymore.  There are too many.

WHISPERS IN PRAYER:  I pray all day long, and now I spend time on my knees and really lifting others up sometimes in tears.  Have I heard His whispers?  You bet I have.  He whispered to me yesterday during my study and memorization that to surrender all my impossibles to Him as I walk with Him and hit my knees to the ground for family and friends that are suffering through hurts, sickness and prayers they are longing to be answered. I know with God ALL things are possible and this week’s verse came at a time my family is praying for the impossible in our own strength.

God whispered to me in memorizing this verse this week.  He whispered to me about future generations and promises that He made to Abraham about the stars and future generations, and also Jacob and future generations like the sand at the sea. Thankful for our memory verse this week and also Wendy Blight’s study I Know His Name to remind me of those generational stories, and what perfect timing for me.

Tracie Miles once said in a book I read about Stress Free Living  her general rule of thumb is never to say Amen.  I laugh because sometimes at night when I can’t go to sleep or I wake up I lay there praying and yes sometimes I fall asleep without saying Amen.

If you are hurting today, get on your knees.  He will you lift you back up on your feet.

WHISPERS THROUGH MEMORIZING THE WORD:  He speaks to me daily as I walk into my kitchen or bathrooms and see our weekly memory verse.  I print them out.  I want them written on my heart.  I want to be able to pull them out on a bad day.  I want to be blessed by His promises like the one I am memorizing in my Bible study this week of 5 Habits of A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit.  But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26 HCSB

WHISPERS IN OUR THOUGHTS:  Have you ever had someone come to mind that is ill or going through a hard time.  Perhaps that was a whisper from God for you to text them, email them, phone them or send a card.  He speaks to us that way – we just don’t listen.  Does God wake you up during the night?  Is someone on your mind you need to pray for?  Make some time to bless that person that comes to mind.  I find myself doing it all the time.  It’s so easy to text, or private message them on Facebook, but it’s even easier to send a card or email or pick up that phone.  Sometimes I will be driving and an old friend I used to work with comes to mind and I just call them and chat.

WHISPERS THROUGH OTHERS: Sometimes God speaks to us through other people encouraging us, directing us or perhaps even scolding us to reach into our thick heads.

WHISPERS THROUGH NATURE:  He whispers to me every single day when I slow down and look at all He has created.  It is so simple to walk outdoors and praise Him for the flowers that are blooming right now.  I can’t walk out to the mailbox and not see the flowers and trees right now showing off, or a butterfly and all the birds out building their nests and coming in to our feeders or drive to school and see cows or a trip to the zoo yesterday to see all He has created.  Take some time to let Him whisper to you with a sunrise or sunset today.

WHISPERS THROUGH MUSIC:  I only listen to Christian music when I’m driving.  I didn’t always do that.  It took my 5-year old daughter asking me to turn the radio to a specific station on the radio, and I’ve never turned back.  I am smiling as I type that because God is just speaking to me right now about that song No Turning Back.  I was driving to school yesterday with the radio blaring and my lips praising as He whispered to me, and I’ll be listening again as I drive to the post office and back to school in a bit, and as I clean house.

Come follow Him as He whispers to you daily.  As that song says, “Won’t you come me, just follow His name”.  Go listen.  Be blessed. Whisper yes back.

Joining Suzie Eller today on #LiveFreeThursday.

(Bought this beautiful image on Canva.)

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38 Responses to “Whisper Yes”

  1. GiGiMandy April 28, 2016 at 11:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Leaving a Legacy and commented:
    Great ways to hear the whispers of God. I’m with you on not being able to get enough Bible study. I get lost in my studies to the point of not getting things done that need to be done. 🙂

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

      Thank you sweet friend.

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  2. Carly April 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    I love how God whispers to us in so many different ways. It’s definitely important to listen otherwise it’s far too easy for all the other noise to drown the whispers out.

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    • bloggerlovestheking June 10, 2016 at 11:59 am #

      Carly thank you. It is so true the other noise can drown out the whispers. Thank you for dropping in.

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  3. Kathleen Aherne (@CoolTweed) April 29, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    I appreciate your gentle wisdom and encouragement to be alert to listen as we go about not just bible study but walking in His light the whole day.

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

      Thank you Kathleen.

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  4. Donna Carter April 29, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    That was beautiful and God used you yo whisper to me!

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

      Thank you Donna.

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  5. gabrielletylerblog April 29, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks for this! It spoke to me, I too am always rushing around and have to remind my self frequently to “be still and know that He is God.”

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

      I have to remind myself too Gabrielle.

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  6. Kelly Basham April 29, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    I love this Debbie. With all of the distractions going on around us all day, every day it can be challenging to slow down enough to hear His whispers. Makes me wonder how much I’m missing when my schedule gets crazy….

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

      Thank you Kelly. We do miss so much with our schedules like they are. I try so hard to stay in Bible study as much as I can.

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  7. plutrell April 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    All are beautiful reminders of His presence throughout our lives. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

      Thank you.

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  8. Anne's Attic - design April 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    Thank you for sharing at SYC!

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    • bloggerlovestheking May 1, 2016 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks for the party.

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  9. Stacey April 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your encouraging words at Thoughts of Home. 🙂

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    • bloggerlovestheking May 1, 2016 at 7:21 am #

      Thanks Stacey for the link-up and for commenting.

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  10. Michele Morin May 1, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    Oh, the type A slowing down long enough to hear a whisper — this truly takes an act of God, and He’s able to do it.
    Thanks for sharing how this is working in your life!

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

      Yes He can do it even when we don’t. He’s helped me this summer when I cut my fingers and now with a virus.

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  11. Karen Grosz May 2, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Beautiful inspiration to pray and read God’s Word. #MondayofManyBlessings

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    • bloggerlovestheking July 26, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

      Thank you Karen.

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  12. Lisa notes... May 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    I’m retired and in the empty nest phase, yet I’ve found that my life still hasn’t slowed down much either. It’s all good though, so I’m grateful. But yes, I never want to be too busy to hear God’s whispers. It’s in his whispers that our steps our guided into the next good thing, or just a reminder to stop all things and sit with him awhile. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

      It’s funny how we are busier than we were when we were working full-time, but I do love my retired life as busy as it is Lisa.

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  13. Tyra May 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    I’m listening and responding YES. Nature too is my primary way of communing with God. I used to be diligent with my memory verses but have strayed from that as of late. But this post prompts me to grab a fresh word and hold onto it.

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

      Yes Tyra grab on to that word. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. lauraingallsgunn May 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    He does indeed whisper and I need to remember to listen. I am a bit late to the TOHOT party this week due to my college semester finals but I’m so glad that I didn’t miss this. Have a wonderful week.

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

      And I’m really late Laura responding to many comments. Things got really busy and I forgot to go back and it’s hard catching up. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Headed to visit you.

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  15. Jann Olson May 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    Beautiful post! I do think that we need to take the time to slow down and listen for the whisper of the Lord. Sometimes I like to just sit in my family room with no background noise and just reflect. I often feel his spirit! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

      I love just sitting on my patio sometimes Jann – just me and the birds.

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  16. Crystal Twaddell May 3, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    I love this!!! How many times I have missed God’s whispers. Thank you for this peak into such sweet moments God has for us if we only take the time. I’d love for you to share on my new Fresh Market Friday link-up:)

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  17. Lori Schumaker of Seaching for Moments May 4, 2016 at 12:29 am #

    The question, “How do I hear God?”, is so often asked. You have given such a wonderful resource for that very question! I can’t wait to share this!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

      Thanks Lori for sharing Lori.

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  18. Mindy White May 4, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Very inspiring! I needed this today. I am again finding myself trying to hurry through everything on my to do list. Thank you for the reminder to listen to the whispers.

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  19. mbethany May 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    So much substance to soak in here. Thank you for all these little whispers!! 🙂 #TellHisStory

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

      Thank you for all your sweet comments.

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  20. April J Harris (@apriljharris) May 10, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Thank you for sharing this lovely, encouraging post with us at The Hearth and Soul Hop. It is so important to slow down and spend time with God!

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    • bloggerlovestheking August 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

      Thank you April for always taking time to visit.

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