Only A Whisper to Heaven – By Thomas Koester

The key to living a blessed life rather than a cursed life, is repairing the broken lines of communication between your heart and your father’s — Your father’s heart is your “telephone line” to the heart of Abba-God.

Remember who you are, who you belong to and how much you’re loved. This does not change. Your greatest loss is not that your’re not loved, or do not belong, or have no identity, but that you have simply forgotten. Or maybe its been years, or decades of anger that has turned your heart bitter towards your father, which has caused your deafness to Heaven.

Heaven’s voice is not as far as you think.

“We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” Dwight L. Moody

You only have to whisper to hear your name echoed from heaven. When you turn back to God, he will be found. Your pain and loneliness is not your punishment, but your preparation for His presence. Don’t give up, God’s presence will come flooding back into your life.

I know that sometimes we transfer our hurts and anger for our fathers to our Heavenly Father, and so we shut our ears to God. I know it’s hard to forgive, but only in forgiveness and repentance can we hear our Heavenly Father’s voice again.

I know this, not just because I read it in the Bible, but that I’ve experienced this firsthand, between me and my father. Just 4-days before my dad passed away, I forgave him for those years of silence, neglect and abuse.

It took so much effort and courage to whisper in the darkness of my father’s death-filled, VA hospital room in Martinez, California.

Dad?

“Yes, son?”

…Dad, I love you!

“…I love you too, son!”

I repeated my, ‘I love you dad’ proclamations over and over again, basking in my father’s response of,

“I love you too, son!”

From that day forward, heaven became wide open and my new belief that my dad loves me convinced me that my Heavenly Father loves me too.

Up until that day, my 39 year old heart had never heard those precious words from my father.

You see, the Devil knows all too well that broken communication with our earthly fathers breaks and disrupts our communication, to and from our Heavenly Father.

This is why the words of the Prophet, Malachi are so significant:

“…And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers; lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:6

The key to living a blessed life rather than a cursed life, is in repairing the broken lines of communication between your heart and your father’s — Your father’s heart is your “telephone line” to the heart of Abba-God.

“People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30: 19-21

The words that exist quietly within your broken heart, when whispered to heaven will change everything.

Suddenly, you’ll have the courage to forgive your father and others too. On the day that happens, Heaven will become opened and you’ll hear the voice of your Heavenly Father.

You only have to whisper to heaven to be heard.

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