I opened the pages of Stacy Hawkins Adams’ devotional titled, Who Speaks to Your Heart? not knowing what to expect. Quite honestly, I’ve been physically ill and discouraged, regretting signing up to review and blog about four books within a few weeks time. Yet, God humbled me, because I found myself sprinkled throughout the pages being ministered to by this author.
Stacy writes, “God often speaks in whispers – in subtle swishes through our mind or heart, through comments that seem perfectly timed from a friend or stranger, or in passages in a book, magazine, or website that touch our core.” That’s just what her words did for me as I continued reading the pages she penned. There are devotions for women dealing with juggling roles of wife, mother, worker, and church-goer; time crunches, friendships, dissapointments, tragedies, and learning to hear and trust God with everything.
For me personally, there were encouraging sentences like, “God knows your limitations…and what he’s calling you to do, and the resources you need are already on the way.” Also, Stacy shared her struggles as a writer, from believing she would be published, to the set backs and learning stages, the periods of time when projects were shelved, to the ultimate success. That golden nugget of hope I’ll hold in my hand for a while.
The main message is to take/make time to be still, just to listen, and pay attention for God’s voice. He’s talking and He cares. I would recommend this book, however, don’t try to read it in one sitting like I did. It’s intended to be a weekly or at least daily devotional with the ideas pondered on your heart.