😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. I have to admit that I tried to talk myself out of the message I’m about to write. You see, I don’t want it to come off sounding prideful, so I just told myself not to write this message. Then God showed me otherwise. You see, when you do something with the attitude of glorifying Him, then it is not pride or self-focus. Besides that, if I don’t share God’s movement in my life, then that makes me no better than an unbeliever.
As a friend was preparing for a recent trip, I told her I would pray for her everyday at 6 a.m. and of course I would also pray for her every time God placed her on my mind. On October 7th, the day before she left for her journey, I was having a conversation with God and He shared something with me that I question whether I should share it with her or not. God won out over my “I don’t know if I should tell her or not because she’s going to think I’m strange” attitude. I stepped out of the way of myself and shared what God asked me to. “I was talking with God this morning as I was getting ready for work. I was asking Him to bless your travels and all those that would be serving you on your journey. We also talked about those you would encounter. He showed me a lady sitting in an airport, but it wasn’t the Dayton airport. She was sitting by herself. Her head was kind of down. There was a sadness, worry, concern about her. I’m not sure what your encounter with her will be or how it will affect each of your lives. Please be watching for her. He will guide you and let you know who she is. Listen for His guiding words.” Now if you received a message like that, it could freak you out a bit. You could choose to just ignore it and go on with “your” life. I had a sense that this wasn’t going to happen on her flight out, but I wasn’t sure if that was just my thought or His words, so I didn’t share that part. I continued to pray for her multiple times a day during week long journey, but not really focused on what day she would actually be coming back home. Last Wednesday, October 14th, I was out walking during my lunch break when I received a text message at 11:45 a.m. which exclaimed, “You foresaw it. I just helped the woman.” “It was big. Need to cry for the beauty and Truth of that.” “Your first text description, spot on. Sadness, worry, concern.” WOW, you talk about being humbled and just in awe. He chose me to deliver His message. His message fell on a willing servant’s heart and mind and she willingly, gracefully, peacefully acted in His name with His hurting daughter. Can you see, feel the magnitude of His love. How many of those messages do we let fall on deaf ears and an unwilling heart. How different would your life be if you weren’t afraid to go out of your way and act upon His promptings. Seriously, how much better would our world be? Do you want to see a change? Then it starts right here. It’s got to start right now. Peace doesn’t start with the world, it starts in a single person who shares His message of love, peace and hope. His message and acts of love will touch a single life that will flow into the family, pouring into our neighborhoods and work places, flood our towns and cities, across our county and to the world. Do you REALLY want to make a difference? It’s got to start right here. It’s got to start right now. Be the change…be HIS change. Bless others and be blessed.
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