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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog Kickoff! - Whispered Roars

Hey guys! Seems I finally got myself a blog! Woohoo!

So, what can you expect from this blog? Glad you asked because as of now I am not entirely sure myself. Here are some things that you will most certainly find;

Writing - I will always be talking about it. It is what I do! From time to time I will also post story excerpts and the like.

Reading - Book reviews, recommendations, promotional posts, etc. All of which will be found on this blog from time to time

Randomness from the life of Nathan - what blog would be good without it?

So that's what you can expect. answer a question I'm sure many of you are asking right now. Why "Whispered Roars"? What is the meaning of that? Here's my devotional for the day.

During the course of my small little life I've noticed some things.

  1. There are 6.7 billion people in this world

  2. There are approximately 2 billion Christians

Those are some pretty big numbers aren't they? Yeah...thought so.

So then I started to ask myself how many of those people are crying out to God at this very moment? How many? How many of them have real problems in life?

The numbers start to creep up to me. Let's be nice and say that only a few hundred million people are praying to God this very second. That's a pretty conservative number I'd say.

So if a hundred million Christians are crying out to God, asking and begging Him to step in and act on their behalf what right do I have to add to the noise? I start to feel insignificant. There's definitely more people out there with more and worse problems than I have, or ever shall, face.

Will God even hear me?

The question is a torturous one to ask for those weak of faith, and even for the strong ones it is humbling.

I consider myself and my life simply a whisper in a roar. I'm one voice whispering a prayer in the midst of 6 billion cries. I'm nothing special. I'm just small little Nathan.

But do you want to know what the cool thing is?

God hears.

2 Chronicles 20:9

If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgement, or plaugue or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name
and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.

God hears the troubled.

Psalm 145:19

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;He also will hear their cry and save them.

God hears the faithful.

Isaiah 41:17

“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

God hears the needy.

Isaiah 65:24

“It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear."
God hears before we cry.

What then shall I say?

"...I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me." Micah 7:7

God hears the whisper in the roar.

So speak in a whisper, and let your words be a roar.

Imitate the Lamb
May your voice resound like the Lion

Speak in whispered roars

"Stand tall now and proclaim what you have seen, speak in whispered roars..."