Early, early this morning as I sipped my favorite CUPPA-JOE, my heart was stirred and I began to feel a calming down of my spirit. Although my day was already planned out, my hours filled up with painting and sewing projects waiting patiently for completion, I began to feel the need to do only one thing... So, I followed the gentle leading and sat down. I waited. And waited.
After several minutes of soft silence, I began to hear the faint sound of a familiar voice...
"Are you LISTENING now, Rebecca? Can you hear me? I'm trying to speak to you! I have something important to tell you! You know I don't yell....".
Now...I'm not good at this 'listening thing'. Just ask my girly-pal, Sweet Tea, my longtime friend about this. I'm constantly talking over her because I'm sooooo terribly excited about what I WANT to say~ Or if you'd rather, dial up my Mr. AGPMan or my only brother and they'll agree that I'm seldom quiet. I rarely draw a breath when chatting things up with those I love (Eeeek~ or even with strangers!).
But, I suppose God knows this...after all, he made me. He's so patient. So kind. Still, learning to be SILENT is difficult for me even though it brings me to a quiet understanding about the life He has blessed me with. Somehow, I must learn to pay better attention to the life-story I am living and moments He's given me to savor.
"What did you want to say, God? I'm sorry...I'm thinking...chatting away to myself... You know me...it's a 'Rebecca-thing'... Anything special for me today? I'm listening...I'm quiet...I'm waiting..."
And then, just like He's always done, He drew me close to His chest and whispered softly into my heart...
"I just wanted to say I LOVE YOU!"
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them..." John 10:27 KJV
Blessings to you as you listen for a God who whispers...Rebecca