I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

Have You Heard a Gentle Whisper Lately?

Have You Heard a Gentle Whisper Lately?

 1 Kings 19:12: “After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the ...

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¿Has Oído Un Suave Murmullo?

 1 Reyes 19:12: “Tras el terremoto vino un fuego, pero el Señor tampoco estaba en el fuego. Y después del ...

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What Will You Seek and Pursue?

What Will You Seek and Pursue?

 Psalm 34:14: “Seek peace and pursue it.”  I stared at my list of items to complete today. “Oh dear God, the ...

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¿Qué Buscas y Qué Sigues?

¿Qué Buscas y Qué Sigues?

 Salmos 34:14: “Que busque la paz y la siga.” Miré fijamente mi lista de cosas que tenía que cumplir hoy. “O ...

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Do You Believe God Will Hear You?

Do You Believe God Will Hear You?

 Micah 7:7: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my ...

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Have You Heard a Gentle Whisper Lately?

Vail, CO Betty Ford Botanical Garden Rocks 1 Kings 19:12: “After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”

 Last Friday morning, I heard a gentle whisper to wear my comfortable shoes. I wore those comfortable shoes to and from Richmond, but vanity is a taskmaster. I changed into pretty shoes for the speaking engagement. They have a heel as low as my comfortable shoes but not the same support. Do you ever ignore a gentle whisper and choose your own way?

My speaking event went very well. Afterward I changed into my comfortable shoes again for the drive home, but it was too late. My feet were throbbing. They throbbed the rest of the weekend.

Saturday morning I had no choice but to wear my comfortable shoes to another speaking engagement. I regretted not listening to that gentle whisper. My feet hurt so much that not even my comfortable shoes felt good. I wanted to go barefooted.

Those three hours on Friday in pretty shoes weren’t worth the pain.

Sometimes I get busy and hurry from one activity to another. I don’t stop to think that gentle whisper comes from God. I ignore it and suffer the consequences. Can you identify with me?

Dear God, help me listen to your gentle whisper. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to listen to and obey God’s gentle whisper?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega July 21, 2014