The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

For all intents and purposes, I suppose you could call me a Texas lady now even though I was born in Seattle, grew up in Washington, Oregon, Indiana, and California.  Yes, the Lone Star state has been my home for 39 years.  I live in the land of “big” — big state, big oil, big thunderstorms, lightening, and tornadoes. We have Longhorns (reference the cows in my case), Aggies (ref. the university), Armadillos, and Bluebonnets. The latter being most beautiful in the Spring, (which lasts about 2 weeks) before it’s summer and it’s just plain HOT! We say Y’all, and often howdy. We like cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and sometimes we like the Dallas Cowboys. 😊

I am Nancy or Nance (as family and friends often call me) — (Nelson-Larson) — and my home is in Roanoke, Texas.  I am a Christian, or a Jesus girl, as they say in the South. Oh… how I love Jesus because he first loved me…

For the past year I considered the start of this project, a blog called Whispers from God. Over the last several years, as God has been speaking to me in prayer, I have been journaling the things he has spoken to my heart. These whispers have drawn me closer to him, they have encouraged me in my journey of faith, and they have revealed to me how deeply I am loved by him. It has taken a long time for me to understand the depth of his love for me, but in seeking and drawing near to him, he has shown me who he is, and even further, who he wants me to be in him and for him.

Friends have suggested to me that there are probably a lot of people who would benefit from hearing the things that God speaks to my heart.  Within the last couple of weeks another friend inspired me with some kind words that tipped the scale and moved me to begin this journey. I had shared some of my testimony with him in an email to encourage him in his search to find God.  He said that after reading what I had written, it occurred to him that I was a good writer.  Simple, not profound, but still the words rang loud in my ears as if God was using them to validate something inside of me.

I believe God gives each of us gifts to use for him.  He takes our talents and hones them over time as he prepares us to use them in serving him. It is my desire to use the gifts he has given to me to encourage others as I have been encouraged. I am only a vehicle. It is the Lord who speaks to my heart, and it is he who wants to encourage all of us who seek him.

For this blog, I will share the ‘Whispers’ that God has so wonderfully imparted to me.  I do not presume that what has been shared with me will bless everyone as it has blessed me, however, it is my prayer that all of you who read the words written here will be encouraged and inspired to go deeper in relationship to our Lord Jesus Christ, and even more to learn, as I am learning, to hear His still small voice whispering to you.  He wants to become personal to each of us. He wants us to know that he is a Father who loves us deeply, and he wants us to experience his presence in our lives every day. This is part of my journey and I hope many of you will come along with me as we learn from his whispers.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton