Being Prompted by the Holy Spirit

“I am speaking the truth in Christ. I am not lying; my conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me.(ROMANS 9:1)”

Have you ever “heard” the Holy Spirit talking to you?  It doesn’t have to be anything drastic or big.  It could be something as simple as the Holy Spirit telling you to say hello to a certain person.  

Not to long ago, I was up late at night watching the West Wing on Netflix.  It was well past midnight and I was just trying to fall asleep.  As I was about to sleep, I had the sudden urge to text someone that I have not spoken to in almost a year.  I paid no attention to this feeling and continued watching my show.  The urge to text was still there after an hour but by now it was something that was on the forefront of my mind.  I got my phone and shot a quick text saying hi and how’s the family.  I soon got a reply and we started texting back and forth for a couple of mins just small talk.  I thought this was weird and since nothing came from it, I immediately brushed it aside as my imagination running wild.
A month later, I got a text from the person I have not talked to in about a year.  He was telling me about his daughter and some procedures that she has to go thru.  He asked for prayers for his daughter, his family, and himself.  Naturally, we prayed together and in the name of Jesus, I lifted his family up in my prayers and we talked about trust God.  They are going thru life day to day but he is thankful for having someone who was able to pray with him at the very second he needed it.

Putting everything together, I realized that if I didn’t listen to the Holy Spirit urging me to say hi, I would of missed an opportunity to really affect change in another persons life.  A simple hi that made no sense at the time lead to a prayer request that placed a family in a peace that only the Lord can bring.

What about you?  Have you been listening to the Holy Spirit telling you to do the little things?  Maybe the urge is to pick up that piece or trash. It could be something along the lines of being courteous and opening the door for someone at a department store.  Ever hear something deep down telling you to “talk to that person”.  You may want to listen to that voice.  There is no telling where the Lord may take you.  That’s the beauty and excitement of living as a Christian.

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