Continuing on the last Oprah show and it’s contents.
“People often ask me, What is the secret of success of the show? How have we lasted 25 years? I non jokingly say,
“My team and Jesus.’ Because nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me… I know I’ve never been alone,
and you haven’t either. And I know that presence, that flow ~ some people call it grace ~ is working in my life at every single turn. And yours too, if you let it in. It’s closer than your breath, and it is yours for the asking.”
“I have felt the presence of God my whole life. Even when I didn’t have a name for it. I could feel the voice bigger than myself speaking to me, and all of us have that same voice.
Be still and know it. You can acknowledge it or not. You can worship it or not. You can praise it, you can ignore it or you can know it. Know it.
It’s always there speaking to you and waiting for you to hear it in every move, in every decision.
I wait and I listen. I’m sill ~ I wait and listen
for the guidance that’s greater than my meager mind.”
“The only time I’ve ever made mistakes is when I didn’t listen.
So what I know is, God is love and God is life, and your life is always speaking to you.
First in whispers…it’s subtle, those whispers. And if you don’t pay attention to the whispers, it gets louder and louder. It is like getting thumped upside the head, like my grandmother used to do… you don’t pay attention to that, it’s like getting a brick upside your head. You don’t pay attention to that, the whole brick wall falls down. That’s the pattern I’ve seen in my life, and it’s played out over and over and over again on this show.”
“What I’ve gleaned from this show:
Whispers are always messages, and if you don’t hear the message, the message turns into a problem. And if you don’t handle the problem, the problem turns into a crisis. And if you don’t handle the crisis, disaster.
Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying?”
My question for us today is this:
What are those whispers that you have been hearing?
Is God calling you for a bigger purpose?
Is He challenging you for something different?
Is it something you really need to stop and listen to and take heed?
Just a bit more to think about as we soon do closure to the last Oprah show.
I believe the Holy Spirit speaks t us through whispers and through dreams, "If today you hear His Voice, harden not your heart."
I totally agree, the small gentle stirring within our spirit. I have experienced both.