June 10, 2019
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
-Psalm 32:8 NIV
We heard a story yesterday at church that very impactful to us, and we would like to share it with you.
A follower of Jesus was sleeping. In the middle of the night, He was awakened by the Holy Spirit telling him to get up and get dressed. Knowing it was the Lord, the man obeyed. Next, the Lord told the man to go downstairs and go outside. The man obeyed.
Once outside, the Lord told the man to go to the street and face left. Again, the man obeyed. Facing left, the Lord told the man to go stand under a specific tree down the road. The man obeyed. The final instruction was given. The Lord told the man to preach the gospel. It was the middle of the night and the street was empty. Even feeling foolish, the man still obeyed.
A few minutes into his preaching, the man heard a sound above him. It was a young man sitting on a branch of the tree sobbing and holding a rope. His intent was to do something very drastic - put an end to his life. Instead of a life ending that night, a new life in Christ began. Why? Because a follower of Jesus listened and obeyed to the voice of the Holy Spirit leading him step by step.
We may not be able to see ahead where the Lord is leading us, but if we listen and obey He will do wonders through us that we could never imagine.
"It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him."
- Hannah Whitall Smith
Blessings to you,