It’s early in the morning and the world as I know it is asleep. God typically whispers to me in the quiet of a sleeping world when worldly distractions deafen elsewhere. I have heard God’s whispers as the world around me sleeps since I was a child.

Or perhaps that is the only time I really hear God. Perhaps the only time I am really listening. 

In Mark Batterson’s book, Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God, Batterson writes that God often speaks in a whisper. 

Whispering is an intimate act. And according to Batterson, it seems to be God’s preferred method of communicating. Why? I don’t know why, but Batterson suggests that it requires us to lean into God to hear Him. To come closer. To listen with all our senses.

And that makes sense to me. Whispering requires a close proximity. I cannot hear God if I wander far from Him. If I drown myself in worldly noise.

When God whispers to me, God encourages intimacy in our relationship.

In the context of God and God’s children (we are all God’s children), God’s whispers are an act of love. An act that invites us to move closer in order that we can hear Him and feel His love.

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