Whisper: 5 Minute Friday

Sometimes I’m running so hard in order to be heard, I miss the whispers of the very One I so desperately need to hear. 

It’s true. I miss His voice sometimes inside of my constantly changing, decibel-defining, food-flying wife and stay-at-home mommy world. How in my little universe can I find time to quiet my heart when I feel the pressure to be needed by so many others? Yes, I confess there are days I feel like I have mastered the art of running before listening for directions (I know I’m not the only one guilty of putting the peanut butter in the fridge or the grape jelly chilling in the pantry). 

Yet…there are these rare moments that He stops me, right in the middle of my crazy chaos and ambushes me with His presence. These whispers come at the most unpredictable yet ordinary occupancies that make me realize no matter how fast I move, He will never leave me. He never grows tired chasing after me. He longs to be with me. Those whispers remind me that I am His Child…His wreckless, crazy, unorganized, spontaneous, dirty, bruised…and dearly loved child of the King. 

I look outside to see my boys playing in the sprinkler – His whispers remind me that these three gifts of mine come directly from Him. 

I see my husband return from work, exhausted yet smiling – His whispers remind me that He truly exceedingly meets all of our needs.

During a typical yet spontaneous dance party that breaks out after dinner in our kitchen – He whispers “Dance with me Bethany.” 

As I wipe a tear from my eye driving home from the school car loop that first eventful morning – He whispers, “Let Me write My story on their hearts.” 

As I receive a text that a dear friend has gone Home, trough shock and tears I hear You whisper – “My Child, you will dance with Me too one day.” 

He wants to whisper His Truth into our chaotic lives. He wants to speak through our laughter, through our pain, through our emptiness and through our daily routines. He loves us. We need to listen. For our pure sanity children of the King, we need to stop, relish and let His love sink in deep. 

What is He whispering to you today? Are you really listening? 

 

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Bethany is an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. Bethany defines herself as a child of God who loves to use her passion for change to inspire others. She has overcome disabilities, wading through the trials and rewards of marriage and motherhood. She enjoys being a wife to Steve for 10 years and mother to three boys (ages 7, 5 and 2). She is a double brain cancer survivor, a 9 year veteran in the field of youth and children's ministry and has published poetry, featured blog posts for numerous ministry websites and children's ministry curriculum contributions. Bethany is currently working on her first book to be released this Fall as well as various freelancing projects. Bethany always welcomes new coaching clients and speaking opportunities!

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8 thoughts on “Whisper: 5 Minute Friday

  1. Ummm . . . how beautiful this is . . . the whispers of God to us throughout our days. Yes, it is those whispers that keep us going. Thank you for sharing.

    Stopping in from FMF.

  2. “How in my little universe can I find time to quiet my heart when I feel the pressure to be needed by so many others?” This resonated with me…this whole thing- beautifully written. So glad I stopped by from FMF- keep writing, keep pressing in, keep listening.:)

  3. Yes! You’re so right about needing to stop and listen before we run off (I’m pretty good at doing things without waiting for instructions 😉 ). I’m learning to filter my words through prayer and wait for the whisper.

  4. Beautiful Bethany! The noise and chaos of our days can drown out the most important whispers that God speaks to each of us. We truly need to stop, pause and lean in to God and His beautiful promises for us. So glad you stopped by my place and I hope to see you at the #fmfparty some Thursday evening! Happy weekend!

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