Friday, September 5, 2014

The Soul Whisperer…Five Minute Friday

It's that time again…Five Minute Friday…I'm linking up with Kate Motaung and the flash mob of brave writers who, as Kate says, "feverishly tap out five minutes of unedited beauty and post it for all the world to see."

It's a one word writing prompt and this week the word is:

Whisper...  

Can you hear?
Press in close or you will miss it


Push beyond the noise 


Open your heart and listen... really listen


Slow down and quit rushing about in every direction




Quiet the clutter in your mind



Turn from the cacophony of voices demanding more of you



Turn off the TV...shut down the computer...turn off the music



Be still….just be

Can you hear it?


That still...small voice?


Lean in, closer still


Come close


He is whispering to you


Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me…watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you will learn to live freely and lightly.              
                                                                              ~Jesus,  Lover of your soul
                                                                                                               ~Matthew 11:28-30(The Message)
              
Are you listening? Maybe it's time to stop all the activity, settle into the 'unforced rhythms of grace', and just breathe in His presence.
Just.breathe...









I'm joining Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday writers today.

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10 comments:

  1. Great post. Visiting from five minute friday!

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    1. Hope,
      Thank you for the encouragement! Have a blessed day!

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  2. Pushing beyond the noise and pressing into the whisper of His voice this morning.

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    1. YES! Barbie, exactly the same for me! Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment love! <3

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  3. great post. i hadn't tho't of the matt. passage going with the quiet and whisper concepts but of course it does:) thanks Gay.

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    1. Hi Martha,
      I think I was thinking of how loud our 'world' seems to be and how hard it can be at time to listen to His voice. I believe He whispers to us at times to get our attention…to force us to lean in closer to Him and away from the noise in order to hear Him speak to us.
      Thanks for coming by. blessings!

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  4. Truly a balm of Gilead to my rocking chair mind as I spend time in the Lord's hospital for broken hearts... God does whisper, though my hearing's not what it used to be! <3

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    1. Even though our hearing may falter from time to time, isn't it so very good to know that our Lord's does not. He hears every heartache, understands every cry that goes out to Him…He really listens to us and reaches down to lift us up. We have only to turn to Him and take His hand. In Psalm 56:8 David alludes to the notion that God keeps all of our tears in a bottle. I know that our tears are precious to God…He remembers and does not forget His children who are hurting. <3
      Praying for you today…that your 'hearing' would be fully restored so that you may hear the precious words of comfort, peace, healing, and direction that He has for you.

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blessings,
Gay