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God Whispers

"Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights" Prov 18 v 15

I've been reflecting on all I heard and experienced at the Willow Global Leadership Summit last month. It was incredible - world-class teaching presented by incredibly gifted people who are giving their very best. In preparing to host the GLS next month in Bracknell we have copies of all the talks on CD, such a blessing to be able to listen to Christine Caine, Bill Hybels, Jack Welcha and the like whilst I'm chopping carrots or emptying the dishwasher!
Bill Hybel's initial talk introduced the idea of listening out for "God whispers". God is always talking, always speaking to us - we don't hear because we're not really listening. The idea is to be open to God, to ask Him to speak to us in any and every situation - a walk, a mundane task, a song, a preach, a meal...anything and everything! You know the kind of thing - a name that comes to mind, an idea to call someone or pray for them, a phrase from a song or a preach, from a TV programme or an article - a beautiful image or scene.These can all be God whispers for us to act on. 
So, I decided to write down my God whispers, and then to meditate on them, pray and act on them!
Here are some of my recent ones:
Have more people in my home
Have more fun
What evidence is there in my home of my relationship and walk with God?
Help Young women in our Church
"We lift up our eyes"
Stand up and stand out
Evangelism is all about love
"Jesus, what a beautiful name"

Now my God whispers probably seem pretty random to you, but they are all things I need to hear. As much as anything, it puts an expectancy in my heart - and it's a great adventure! So why not listen out for God whispers today?
"My sheep hear my voice" John 10 v 27

Comments

Anonymous said…
Love this Catrina! What a brilliant idea to write them down. Simple, but brilliant. Thank you.

Jo Jones

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