Scott Talley, Senior Pastor

Jeremiah 29:12-13
12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

I’ve recently considered the whispering spot at the US Capitol building. Growing up in Delaware, I would visit the US Capitol building in DC mainly because my mother is a huge history person and would take us to learn about all these different American historic moments in US history. On one of my trips to tour the Capitol with either my parents or on a school field trip, I came into Statuary Hall, where there is a plaque on the ground for John Quincy Adams. It was rumored that he would fall asleep at his desk while serving in congress and listen to the other parties’ conversations because of the acoustics where his desk had allowed him to hear everything. Whether this rumor is true or not may never be proven, but we know that the Capitol has a whispering spot where someone on the other side of the room can whisper something, and you can hear them better than if they were next to you.

I share my experience at the Capitol because it has caused me to think about how God speaks into our lives daily. Standing in that corner of the Capitol building amongst all the noise of tourists walking through the Statuary, you can hear the person whispering across the room.

I believe God speaks daily into our lives amongst the noise around us, but let me go one step further. I think that in my own life, there have been whispering spots where God has spoken into my life and has led to significant growth moments in my life. For example, in seminary, there was a table at Starbucks on the left when you walk that has since been turned into a booth. Still, in that whispering spot, I wrote a commentary on 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, James, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Galatians for my quiet time. At that Starbucks, God started a revival in my life.

Why do I share about my Whispering Spot?

Because I want to challenge you in these three ways over the next 14 days and for the rest of your life.

Find a Whispering Spot- Find a place where you can regularly pray and listen to God speak into your life.
Come prepared to listen- Once you have found your whispering spot, start every moment there with prayer. Ask God to speak into your life and that your heart will be open to hear His Word.
Respond to God- When He speaks to you through His Word and in your whispering spot, respond faithfully to what He calls you to do. We must not just read God’s word or pray but respond to what God is calling us to do.

As we prepare as a church for April 16th, I pray that you will find a whispering spot and spend time praying and seeking what the Lord will have us do next as a church.