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Hello everyone! I’m very excited for today’s post because I am hosting my first guest post! So please welcome Alice Carter from Cherry Drop Princess! Alice has a wonderful blog full of devotionals and interesting topics for Christian ladies.
I also have a guest post on her blog today, so feel free to check it out!
I remember asking Alice to write one of her little stories for my blog because I always connect with them. When we sent each other our posts, we had no idea what topic the other would write about. The awesome thing is that we both wrote about the same topic! It’s amazing how the Holy Spirit led us to write about spiritual rest and spending time with God.
Anyway, here is Alice’s post. Enjoy 🙂
The Quiet Whisper
“God, why don’t you ever speak to me?” Carly prayed as she returned to her room after a long day at college, dropping her books in the pile of stuff that was already on her bed.
“I mean, I do believe in you, and I think that you love me, I just wish that you would speak to me. Like you do to everyone else.” Distracted, she reached over and turned on her radio. It wasn’t long until she had to head out again.
It never felt like she spent that much time in her room these days. She liked it that way; liked to be kept busy. She changed out of her clothes and into some new ones redoing her hair and putting on a bit more makeup. Leaving another pile of clothes on top of the books already on her bed. There was probably a Bible hidden under there somewhere as well. She looked at the clock again realizing she was going to have to run if she wanted to get to the bus on time.
She handed her cash over to the driver before finding a seat, breathing heavily from having to run halfway down the street to catch the bus. Finally a bit of time to think, or even pray, she thought as she plugged her earphones in and turned up the music. Soon she was distracted again.
The evening passed by in a blur of food and laughter, before she knew it she was back in her room. Exhausted. It was so quiet in there she could almost feel it, pressing in on her. She didn’t like the quiet, so many thoughts came into her mind when it was quiet. Too many truths she didn’t want to hear.
She reached over to turn on the radio before stopping. “God I want to hear from you, I need to hear from you.”
She laid down in her bed, crying. “God I want to hear your voice, why aren’t you here.” Soon she felt tears trickling down her cheeks.
Everyone else seemed to hear from God, apart from her: they would sometimes fall over in church, sometimes they would have prophecies, they knew what God wanted them to do with their lives, nothing like that ever happened to her. “God, why won’t you speak to me?” Her heart cried.
“Carly,” she heard her named whispered to her heart. “Why are you always rushing around, you never spend time with me.”
“I do, I go to church, and I’m in a small group, I have an accountability group and a prayer triplet. I help at the kids club and the old ladies group, I am always doing things for you.”
“You are always doing things for me, but do you ever spend time with me? Just me and you. I am always speaking, but you don’t hear me because you don’t stop and listen.”
All at once she realized she didn’t ever spend quiet time with God, she was so busy.
“I’m sorry.” She whispered, realizing her guilt.
“I love you Carly, you are my precious child, and I love spending time with you. Won’t you slow down and spend some time with me?”
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. (1 Kings 19:11-12)
Alice lives in London with her husband Joe, and dwarf rabbit Misses. She works as a teaching assistant and loves Christ, chocolate and crochet!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thank you again to Alice Carter for sharing such a heartfelt devotional with us 🙂
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Love, Emily <3