why. . .whisperings?
The most amazing times in my life have been the times when I have felt the whisperings of the spirit. I love how quiet impressions come as inspiring thoughts and feelings to my mind and heart whenever I turn to the Lord for His direction. It always seems to warm and comfort me, to give me peace and purpose, even a little hope that life can change.
Several years ago I gave a lesson on ‘Living by the Whisperings of the Spirit’. It was life changing for me. Since then I have had a huge desire to share the things I’ve learned about the Spirit and about other truths that have made such a big difference in how I live my life.
I feel my purpose for this blog is somewhat aligned with Mormon’s purpose for compiling prophesies and revelations in the Book of Mormon. In his book, ‘Words of Mormon’ chapter 1:7 he testifies, “And I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings of the spirit of the Lord which is in me. And now I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore he worketh in me to do according to his will.”
I’m sure you have had experiences with the ‘still small voice’.... “it was not a voice of thunder, neither was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it did pierce even to the very soul---” Helaman 5:22 Those quiet whisperings are always there beckening us to listen, to hear with our whole heart and soul, and to ponder the meaning of each whisper.
I have found there are many times when we can hear Heavenly Father speak to us in a whisper. Mostly when praying or reading the scriptures, but sometimes, out of nowhere, we will hear a song or read a well thought out quote or even a visit with a friend can bring a quiet message meant just for us, a message that will fall so sweetly on our ears and go deeply into our heart. ‘Whisperings’ is when we hear with our heart and it touches us so deeply we know we need to do according to His will.
Like Mormon, I know that I am weak when it comes to knowing and doing what the Lord has in mind for me. I have made mistakes over and over because I am not careful in my thoughts and actions. I see what I think is right and I chase those illusions only to realize that there is only One who knows and I need to take time to turn to Him for his direction.
There have also been times that I have wanted to do the Lords will but have not been in tune with His whisperings to know what He wanted me to do, which path He needed me to take. And, sadly, there have been times when I didn’t even consider what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do, I just went ahead and made the choice I felt was right, only to be reminded that the Lord’s way is not the same as my way, even though my choice makes sense and seems right, it doesn’t mean that it is the way that will bestow the richest blessings in the end.
Only the Lord knows which path has the ultimate blessings awaiting us or the gifts that will surpass the blessings we were seeking for ourselves. It’s a wonder that we don’t tune into those whisperings more often!
“The Spirit does not get our attention by shouting or shaking us with a heavy hand. Rather it whispers. It caresses so gently that if we are preoccupied we may not feel it at all.” Boyd K. Packer
That connection, the oneness with the spirit does not come easy, yet if we desire and continue to seek Him and His direction, the whisperings will come....and so will the blessings to which we are entitled.
Lessons learned! With this learning comes a new life, a new beginning, a life that is more in tune to higher direction and a life more fulfilled.
I have learned that we rise by lifting others, I have always wanted live a life that is worthy enough to be an inspiration to the life of another....to lift them and help them to a better space, to whisper the things I feel in my heart. Those soft whisperings to our heart , wherever they come from, help us to connect with our Heavenly Father in a way that we never thought we could. So get ready.......if what I share speaks to your heart, I hope you are ready to take notes. Look for and seek for the whisperings that will bring hope, light and power to to your heart.