Friday 22 October 2010

Be Still

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week (here), was about prayer. Although talking to God is part of prayer, listening is equally important. And I need to quiet my soul and be still to listen. So that is what my card is about.
I stamped the dove on the same patterned paper as the background, and embossed in blue pearl embossing powder. Love the effect of the pearl EPs - suits the softness and peace of the dove.
As I stamped and embossed on PP, I also submitted this to 2 Peas in a Bucket's Holiday Thinking Inking challenge (here)

With a story to end - I can't find any reference to the author. Would appreciate if anyone could enlighten me.

God's Voice

Not long ago I heard a story about a young man and an old preacher. The
young man had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn. So he went
to see the old preacher.

Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his problem.
Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, "I've begged God to say
something to help me, preacher, why doesn't God answer?"

The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply,
something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across
the room. "What did you say?" he asked. The preacher repeated himself, but
again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until
he was leaning on the preacher's chair.

"Sorry," he said. "I still didn't hear you." With their heads bent
together, the old preacher spoke once more. "God sometimes whispers," he
said, "So we will move closer to hear him." This time the young man heard
and he understood.

We all want God's voice to thunder through the air with the answer to our
problem. But God's is the still; small voice... the gentle whisper.

Perhaps there's a reason.

Nothing draws human focus quite like a whisper. God's whisper means I must
stop my ranting and move close to Him, until my head is bent together with
His. And then, as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find
myself closer to God. And there is no better place to be....... Amen?


  1. Thank you, Janet for the wonderful inspiration and truth! I don't know where that story is from but the message is excellent!
    Love your beautiful card, too. Psalm 46:10 is a favorite Bible verse and your embossed dove is gorgeous.

  2. That is a wonderful story. Great card too! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  3. Wonderful story and wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters in Christ.


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