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It Started with a Whisper

Updated on September 16, 2012

It started with a whisper.

"I love you."

It was not loud or pushy.

It was easy to ignore.

I continued as normal.

I did not care who was knocking at my heart's door.


I had no idea and I did not care.

I continued living just to glorify me.

I was doing what I wanted.

I was fine on my own.

I had never heard and I did not know

my selfishness would cost me for eternity.


God is patient.

God is kind.

He is not willing that any should perish but that all might receive life everlasting,

His life.

God is gentle.

God is love.

I am always on his mind

No matter how hard or how often I give him a shove,

Turn my back and walk away.


The whispers continued to interrupt my routine.

"I love you. I care for you.

Come to me for rest. I will make you clean."

My life was mine and I was free.

I would not let go of the full and rich life I had built.


Being used. Addiction. Lonlieness. Exhaustion. Sin. Misery.

"I love you."

Stress. Tragedy. Suffering. Abandonment. Sin. Misery.

"I love you. Let me take these burdens from you."

Worry. Grief. Problems. Pain. Fear. Exasperation. Sin. Misery.

"You can come to me."


My life was weighing me down, dragging me down.

I could not keep pace.

I could not continue living my way pretending I did not mind the destruction.

Then, it all started with a whisper.

It was not loud or pushy.

It could have easily been ignored.

"God, I do need you. I am glad you love me.

I come to you for rest. Make me clean.

Make me whole."






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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      rd, Thanks for reading. So glad you appreciate this. God has done so much for me, I cannot keep quiet. Blessings to you today.

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      rdsparrowriter 4 years ago

      It's beautiful and every word is so true :) Love this :) Voted up and awesome! Keep glorifying our Heavenly Father God :)

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Grinnin1, Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. The love of God is wonderful.

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      Beautiful and so true. Wonderful writing-

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Crazed, Thanks for reading and leaving such a kind comment and generous votes. I am glad you liked it.

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful. I am not a religious person, but I work with and associate with those who are and I know that faith is powerful and it means something to everyone. When you hear that voice and realize that you're something more, it's a great deal of importance to listen. I really liked this. Good job.

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      HL Keeley 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      As to you. Just wanted to throw this out there, but every time I see the title I start singing "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees :)

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      HL, Thanks for reading. So glad this meant that to you. We are unworthy of his love but he continues to love us. I'm so glad he does. Blessings to you.

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      HL Keeley 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      This was great. My nose was on the screen and I was balancing on my arms. Every line I was nodding with silent "amen."

      I love being saved because it was my choice to love God. It is a strong testament to free will. I am a sinner. I believe I am unworthy of my love, but yet He continues to love me. I imagine Him sitting on a big white throne looking down just shaking His head saying, "You silly little girl." That is how I imagine God, just and loving.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Philly, Thanks for reading. Glad you liked it. Yes, he always looks out for us even before we realize we need him looking out for us.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Ann, Thanks for reading my poem. I'm glad you liked it. You are right. Only a few listen to the whisper. But it is there. God bless you.

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      AnnRandolph 5 years ago

      What a beautiful touching poem. I wish we could all hear the whisper. Only a few listen to it.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I like this one. We become so wrapped up in our hardships we forget there is always someone who looks out for us.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Molly and Faith, Thanks for reading and for the kind words. God's love is amazing and I am so glad unending. Blessings to you both.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      How wonderful, awesome, precious, sweet, amazing, powerful, gentle, kind, and loving is our God!!! This poem is so beautiful and glorifies our sweet Lord. You are a gifted poet, and I am so thankful you are sharing your God-given gifts with the rest of us. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      This is lovely...and such an accurate picture of how God loves. Up and beautiful!