palindrome whispers.

Wanna learn something new and practically useless? Of course you do. That’s why you google so often. 

So here’s goes: The longest palindrome is tattarrattat. Don’t know what a palindrome is, please google. No, I did not make that word up. Please google to double-check. Tattarrattat is onomatopoeic (now you’re googling something else), and it  means knock on the door. It was coined back in 1922. And did you know that there are palindrome phrases, too? Like “Mr Owl ate my metal worm” and “Madam in Eden, I’m Adam.” Now, it’s my confession time. I wasted at least 15 minutes googling these and laughing. 

But I’m not just laughing. Today, palindrome whispers have me thinking: Dog whispers and God whispers. Did you catch that? I know. Not that great, but let me explain. 

Lula can whisper. I taught her when she was just a puppy because I do not like a dog that barks. I wanted her to “speak,” but I did not want her to bark. So, with a bag of Cheetos in hand, I taught her to whisper. She is masterful at it, and it might be the cutest thing ever. I also taught her to sing, but that is a story for another day. And please do not call PETA over the Cheetos. { Click to watch the whisper! }

God whispers, too. And be certain, I did not teach Him. Because most often I’d like God to bark… I mean shout. I’d like His voice to be so loud it drowns out not only every other voice, but all the other noise, too. I’d like His voice to be so loud there is no way I could not hear it. I’d like His voice to overpower my own. I want God’s voice in surround sound so there would be no missing it, and truth be told, I wouldn’t have to work very hard to hear it. But God whispers, and He’s teaching me to hear Him sans Cheetos. 

The whisper is the reward.

I want to hear God. I know you do, too. I deeply desire His direction. I crave His clear confirmation. I feel victory when I hear His voice. But I must remember: The whisper is the reward. Why? Because I can only hear the whisper when I’m still and waiting in God’s presence! And many times, the waiting is just as important as the whisper itself.

“If you want to hear God’s voice clearly and you are uncertain,
then remain in His presence until He changes this uncertainty.
Often much can happen during this waiting for the Lord.”
~ Corrie Ten Boom

If you’re heart is longing for God to speak…

Practice presence with Him.
Wait for the whisper. 

with big love,

2 thoughts on “palindrome whispers.”

    1. Sherry, I saw where you got signed up to receive my emails. Thank you so much! Hope to see you at the retreat in two weeks!

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