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Our writing prompt today is WHISPER.
When I first saw this prompt, my first thought was of a conversation that my husband and I had this week. We talked about trusting God and taking action. When do you take action and when do you sit back ("Be still") and "Let God?" One of our conclusions was that we just need to keep praying and listening for the Lord's whispers.
But then I thought of another series of whispered conversations. When my friend Meri and I were teens, we spent a lot of time daydreaming about the young men we liked. We'd get together and, in whispers, spin elaborate tales of what our futures held. We whispered about how we'd find out that they loved us, how we'd get married, how we'd spend our lives together. Of course we had no idea what the future held, and as it turned out, God's plans were much different from ours.
I'm thankful for that because, although the stories we created were like fairy tales, we have found and learned so much more. We've both met Jesus and become His followers. Our real lives, while certainly not fairy tales, have been deeper and more meaningful than the stories we wove.
STOP (without a chance to wrap it up!)