Today I am joining a beautiful community of writers for the Five Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. This is where I get to write, letting it all go, allowing the words tucked away deep inside my heart to find their voice.
I am learning to embrace the still, small voice. It comes like a whisper, faint to my natural ear, yet loud to my Spirit. If I’m not careful I will miss it. Life moves fast and I move even faster at times. I long to stop, to be still, to lean in to hear the whisper from God’s heart to mine.
I’m not sure why He chooses to speak in such subtle tones at times. Perhaps it’s because He’s teaching me to lean in, to press into His presence during a time in my life when it would be easier to just close myself off and hide somewhere.
He is speaking. And although I long for the loud voice, the one that roars like thunder, the one that would not be missed, He choose to speak in hushed tones.
Press in, My Daughter, I am here.
Cling to Me, My child, I will not leave you.
Rest your head here, with Me, for I will strengthen you.
Surrender all, and I will give you what you need.
Stop, be still, listen. I am speaking. Do not fear. For I am with you.
Today I will cease from striving to hear His voice.
Today I will surrender the weight of what I carry into His capable arms.
Today I will lean in to the whisper of His voice and allow Him to speak to my heart.