This past Sunday I heard Pastor Bill Hybels, via video broadcast, share on what to do with whispers from God. He gave us many examples of whispers from God in His own life. And, if you look at Pastor Hybels’ life, there is no question that he has heeded most, if not all, of those whispers.
I can recall many whispers in my own life. I’ve answered many and ignored a few. But, oh the difference our life makes when we not only listen to the voice of God but do something with it. Quite simply put, obey.
I remember whispers as a little girl. But none strike me more than a whisper in my freshman year of college. It was usually during my drives to school that the Holy Spirit and I would converse. I’d talk to Him. He’d listen and probably try to tug back. Those were sweet moments in my young life.
During this same time I watched an old video of Kathryn Kuhlman who began an incredible ministry when she was sixteen. As a matter of fact, my parents re-dedicated their lives to Christ in a Kathryn Kuhlman meeting back in the early seventies. What attracted me most to Kathryn was her anointing. You knew it wasn’t just her when she walked out to minister to others. But, she was truly a vessel being used by an Almighty Father.
On one of my drives after watching this old video, the Holy Spirit met me in my car again. “I’m calling you just like I called Kathryn Kuhlman.” I’m pretty sure I wept the entire drive to school and had a hard time shaking that moment – that whisper – for many days after. Now, I’m not so foolish to think that God was telling me that I would have the same impact as a Kathryn. But, I knew that He was calling me to me live a life that was beyond myself. To live a life that brought glory to Him.
My journey since that moment has been unpredictable, as life often is. I still do not feel that I have begun to do all He has set before me to do. But, I do feel that it is my responsibility to answer those whispers along the way. When He tells me to give to an individual. To call someone. To serve a friend or stranger. To write a post for this blog.
I do not take to a podium like my father. If I ever hear that whisper, I will. But for now, this is my podium. Silliness and all. I don’t have all the answers. As a matter of fact, I have very few. But, I want you to know that I am here to talk to you, to pray with you. You can always e-mail me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, listen to His whispers. He loves you with a love that surpasses all understanding. And, He wants to tell you something.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27