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<< Sunday, August 10, 2014 >> 19th Sunday Ordinary Time
1 Kings 19:9, 11-13
Romans 9:1-5

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Psalm 85:9-14
Matthew 14:22-33

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"After the earthquake there was fire — but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound." —1 Kings 19:12

The Lord is whispering to you. For years, He has been preparing you to hear this whisper. In this whisper, the Lord will reveal to you the greatest work of your life. Thousands of people will be transformed by the Lord, if you hear and act on His whisper. You must hear God's whisper.

The Lord whispered to Elijah that he should anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha (1 Kgs 19:15-16). Elijah was also to make Elisha his disciple (1 Kgs 19:16). So Elijah anointed and discipled Elisha (1 Kgs 19:19), who anointed Hazael (2 Kgs 8:7ff). Moreover, one of Elisha's disciples anointed Jehu (2 Kgs 9:1ff). These three anointings and the discipling of Elisha transformed the nation of Israel by purging it of the abominations resulting from the reign of Ahab.

The Lord is also whispering to you to make disciples of your children, godchildren, and friends. Jesus spent all of His public ministry making disciples. He commissioned us to do the same (Mt 28:19). In making disciples, we let ourselves and our disciples be "transformed from glory to glory into His very image by the Lord Who is the Spirit" (2 Cor 3:18). As transformed Christians, we in turn transform the world. We are empowered by the Spirit to renew the face of the earth (Ps 104:30).

The Lord is whispering to you: "Disciple, disciple." Do it.

Prayer: Father, clean out my ears by cleaning my heart.
Promise: "So Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water, moving toward Jesus." —Mt 14:29
Praise: Alleluia! We have been baptized into Jesus' death and resurrection (Rm 6:3ff). Alleluia!
(To better hear God's whispers, order our book, Conversion- Conversations. This book is readily usable to disciple others to maturity in Christ.)
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†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 19, 2014.
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