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 durstee@aol.com. 

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


Filed under God Stuff, Spiritual Journey

11 responses to “Whispers.

  1. Judy

    Oh Grasshopper….why would you think that if God whispered to you a calling “like” someone, it would be any less impactful….Kathryn Kuhlman struggled with an illness yet was used as a vessel to heal untold numbers of people ….I believe you heard the WHISPER….I believe it is BIGGER than you think….

  2. Amen to Judy’s remard. You have such precious insight and I’m very proud to call you my friend.

  3. manymeadows

    We may never know the impact we have on those around us, and yet we can rest assured that if we are listening to His whispers, it IS happening. Your platform for now may only be your home, your blog, your friends….but think of the generations to come! It will be a glorious reunion!! 🙂

    I’m glad I’m a small part of your life 🙂

  4. Dusty Takle

    Judy, you are such a great encourager – force – in my life!

    Linda – you have been so instrumental in that call.

    Robin – I’m the blessed one to have YOU in my life!

  5. MikeT

    You are such an important influence in my life. God uses you to speak to me all the time. Everyday I wake up, pray, read my Thought for the Day, then read The Randomness. Your blog is like on-line spirit filled church to me. I absolutely love what you are doing. God has annointed you to do this and you do it well. I can’t count the times that I felt like you were talking directly to me. I admire you, and count it a blessing to call you a friend. I am still waiting on my slippers lol! Love ya, serious like.

  6. Kate

    You impact me all the time! I love you.

  7. Brenda

    You are anointed, Dusty, and have a spiritual mantle and blessing that has been placed on you that has been brought down from generation to generation. A Godly Heritage just as I have and my family has. AND your blog has touched many people in so many ways including myself. Love ya and keep up the good work!

  8. Dusty, You are amazing, that word is exactly a description I would tell someone if I were describing you! You are warm, caring, funny, strong, and I know you are loved by God, because you give it out freely the same love He gives you! If anyone knows you, or has read a blog one time, they can feel the goodness of God, even in your trying times. Love you!

  9. Gayla

    Ditto, MiikeT….you are such a blessing…I look forward to your blogs…Sarah Kathryn & I were just talking about whispers from God. I have always tried to be attentive to whispers…a phone call to a freind when they cross my mind or a kindness to someone in need…thankfully Sarah hears whispers, too.

  10. Des

    I can remember hearing this voice on a plane from Dallas to LA. I was to start another job in Tucson and while flying over that city, I heard the whisper, “You’ll never go to Tucson, I’ve got something better for you.” Soon after that, I started another job where I didn’t have to spend time away from home. God is good.

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