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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