A child's eyes light up when someone says "Come here, I have a secret to tell you." The expression on her face as she listens is sheer joy. A whisper is special.
The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." 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.
--1 Kings 19:11-12
For years, I've expected the Lord to show Himself big, bold and loud in my life. How will He get my attention otherwise?
In the quietness of the morning, He speaks sweet nothings to my heart. I snuggle in close, not wanting to miss a word.
This is what I have planned for you.
Here's where I want you to go.
This is truth.
You can depend on this promise.
He gives me instruction.
I want you to read Ezra.
Yes, Ezra. He was right.
He orders my days.
Pray for her.
This is important. That's not.
He makes me feel special.
I love you, dear one.
I anxiously await what He's going to saw next. He keeps me coming back for more.
For a little while each day, I intentionally drown out the noises around me and listen to the whispers. For in them, His message comes through loud and clear.