When God Whispers

person-1245959_960_720The prophet Elijah was having a rough day. He was a wanted man; all of the priests of God had been murdered. The temple was destroyed and now the queen wanted him dead. Depressed, defeated and afraid. Things were so bad for Elijah that he prayed that God would take his life. He went to the mountain to wait on the Lord. First there was a powerful wind, followed by an earthquake and fire but the LORD was not in either of these. When The LORD came to Elijah He came as a gentle whisper. See Elijah’s Story.

I asked the Father, “Why is the enemy’s voice so loud and Your voice so quiet?” He responded, “Don’t you have to be really close to someone to hear them whisper? The devil is on the outside; I dwell on the inside of you. I don’t have to shout.” Said the Lord.  This revelation changed my life.  If you can hear God’s whisper then you’re not alone or defeated. His quiet voice is evidence that God is not far off, He’s with you and for you. If the enemies voice is a loud shout, then he’s far off and has no authority over you.

The thing about the “whisper” is that only you and the one who whispered heard what was said. This is where your walk gets real. Are you going to listen to the ones outside of you or are you going to hold on to the whisper?  God said this to Abraham, “A son coming from your own body will be your heir…look up at the heavens and count the stars if indeed you can count them, …so shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15

This is how Abraham held on to God’s whisper, “Abraham, even though he was past age and Sarah herself was barren-was enabled to become a father because he considered Him faithful who made the promise.” Hebrews11

Your job isn’t to convince anyone of God’s promise to you. You have to be persuaded that God is who He says He is. Confident that no matter what the circumstances look like, things will work out for your good. Your Hope is that His whisper is greater than the shouts outside of you and your Heavenly Father is able and willing to do what He promised.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower. And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11


A Writer’s Journey

For the past seven years I have been working on my first book. For as long as I can remember I’ve been writing. The first short story I’ve ever written was called, “The Case of the President’s Missing Socks”, I was in the 4th grade 🙂 In my storage closet you’ll find boxes of my work, poems of all kinds, a screenplay, short stories and magazine articles I wrote for the magazine I was going to launch and still hope to, God willing. It was in college that I was inspired to actually right a book. It was after I wrote a short story about an experience I had never had yet all of my classmates assumed that I had because it read so real to them. That is when I knew I wanted to be a novelist and from that day on writing a book was my life’s goal.

I had tons of ideas but no passion for what I was writing. For years I would start a book get about half way through it and then poof, nothing would come. The Unfinished book… I became the master at it and soon I realized it was time to do something different. So I jumped back into Broadcasting, a career I pursued back in my early college days. I worked for CBS for a few years, soaking up what I could from each department at the station, but it was in those moments hanging out in the newsroom with the reporters that that longing would come back, to put fingers to keys and just…write. Then came the car accident that put me out of commission for awhile, I had to leave CBS and while leaving was tough I thought perhaps this was my time to write…so I did. I wrote about everything and nothing, I just wrote and as silly as that sounds it felt good.

Time passed by, the unfinished book theme reigned supreme in my life, I thought to myself… where am I going wrong? The answer followed late one evening… well morning… it was 1am, I couldn’t sleep, I hadn’t slept a full night in years. I had just finished watching back to back episodes of the X-Files, that was a show that kept me company on many sleepless nights, the thing with that is when its late and the whole house is quiet and its just you and the X-Files you begin to believe, that “someone else” is out there. LOL! Anyway I needed an Angel not more Aliens, so I tore myself away from Alien hunting to watch one of my favorite Televangelist deliver God’s word . He posed a question to his congregation, a question that changed my life. He asked, “What are you doing for the Kingdom of God?” For weeks this question plagued me, I remember telling myself, hey I’m a good person, I give, I tithe, I’m kind, I help those in need, I’m helping the kingdom of God. My mind and my mouth had a lot to say but my heart wasn’t convinced. Then one day I heard the Holy Spirit ask me, “What are you doing for the Kingdom of God?” and I said, “I am teaching my children about God and His Kingdom.” Then the Holy Spirit said, “Yes but you should be inspiring a nation of children.”

That’s when it hit me, my inspiration, my reason, my passion. For years I had book ideas upon book ideas but I could never complete these books because I had no vision. The bible says without vision the people perish( Proverbs 29:18 kjv). I know what you’re thinking idea, vision, its all the same, but I promise you its not. Ideas are great, everything started with an idea- a thought. The tablet I’m using began as idea, the pen behind behind my ear began as an idea, the seat that I am seated on began as an idea. The earth, the universe, you and me all began as an idea in God’s mind and heart. Vision is the force that drives you, moves you, takes you out of yourself and stepping into adventures you’d normally wouldn’t consider. Vision is what fuels you to pursue the idea. So finally after years of writing I had a vision and the courage to pursue it. The journey does not end here, there’s more. Stay tuned.