A gentle whisper from the LORD...

"Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." 1 Kings 19:11-12

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Dandelion

The dandelion is a weed that grows all over the world. This simple and most hated weed is a miracle. Just look at the color. No one can walk past a yard and miss them. The yellow is vibrant and easily noticeable. During the day, the flower petals are open; at night, they close. And all it takes to plant new flowers is a gentle wind to blow the seeds a far distance. And then they multiply.

Many see the flower as a bother. But in realty, they can be quite helpful. They protect grasses and grains from army worms. It also has a deep root that reaches down to break up earth and release nutrients to more shallow-rooted crops. But even still, they are chased after by homeowners and lawn-keepers.

God had a purpose when he created this flower. It is a quiet miracle, a whisper. But we have been taught to miss it. We have become so busy and so caught up in following the neighborhood rules that we have blocked out the whisper. So next time you see a dandelion, go ahead, blow it off and make more! And thank God for his intricate creation. Take the time to be quiet long enough to hear his whisper. A whisper by nature is small and quiet and you must intentionally listen to hear it.

This is a blog to share with you how I hear God's whisper. And I encourage you to share how you hear God whisper in your daily activities. Keep your ears open and be alert...it's all around us, all the time!

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