“When you take your cues from the Holy Spirit, you’ll do some things that will make people think you’re crazy. So be it. Obey the whisper and see what God does.”- Mark Batterson
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”- Ephesians 3:20
As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 1 of Whisper, he states that during what he dubbed his “summer of seeking,” he got serious about rising for early morning prayer. Because Mark desperately wanted to hear God’s voice, perhaps that’s why he finally did.
One morning between his freshman and sophomore years of college, Mark took a long prayer walk. At one point, he veered off road through a cow pasture. There Mark heard what he describes as “the inaudible yet unmistakable voice of God.” That voice felt more like a sense of calling than words- a calling to full-time ministry.
Since that calling meant giving up a full-ride scholarship to the University of Chicago to attend a Bible college, more than a few people second-guessed Mark’s decision. But, often God’s whisper works that way. And that whisper contains the power to change your life. Thus, your ability to hear God’s still small voice possess great influence on your destiny. That’s how, Pastor Batterson states:
- you discern the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God
- you see and seize divine appointments
- God-sized dreams are birthed
- miracles happen
Thus, the author realized, “the genesis of every blessing, every breakthrough is the breath of God. It started out as nothing more than a still small voice.”
Today’s question: As you reflect on your life, what opportunities has God presented for you to obey the whisper? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Think tank of the soul”