Whisper to My Soul

1 Mar

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

“Now what Lord?” I asked when, at thirty-one, I lost my sight to an incurable retinal disease. Initially, I sunk into a dark well of self-pity. And as bitterness and anger dribbled into my soul, the murky water of defeat threatened to drown me.

But years later, when Jesus tapped my heart, He opened my eyes to see beyond my physical darkness. I learned to operate a computer equipped with a voice synthesizer. And my fingers began to dance on the keyboard stringing words of triumph and hope.

But the journey was spotted with chuckholes and hurdles. The biggest bump was how to creatively turn the feelings in my heart into words that would touch my readers.

Then one day, I sat with a heart full of insights and ideas, but my fingers froze. Then, I leaned back and said, “Lord, whisper wisdom into my soul, order into my mind and diligence into my skill.”

When He answered, I widened my spiritual eyes to see that it wasn’t me who worked those phrases together, but it was Him who directed my writing, my inspirations and my stories.

His Word became my spiritual white cane guiding me through my writing journey. Now when I sit before my computer, I take a deep breath and say, “Thank you Lord, that your instructions seep into my soul; then they spill onto my keyboard.”

It’s rewarding for me to say, “I wrote this.” But it’s enlightening to assert, “I heard His whisper.”

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Janet Perez Eckles,

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4 Responses to “Whisper to My Soul”

  1. timelessitaly March 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    This post greatly heartened me. I lost my hearing 14 years ago out of the blue. With hearing aids I can hear some, but it is isolating. God has been a miracle worker in the midst of it, showing me blessings in what I thought was a curse. Thank you:)


    • Old Things R New March 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      Janet finds it to be difficult to manage responses so I offered to post it for her. Janet said I agree, His miracles flow when you least expect them. They allow us to
      hear His whisper and see His hand at work.”


  2. Louise Gib son March 2, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Janet, I can see Christ in you! It was such a joy to meet you personally.


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