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Obeying the Holy Spirit





Obeying the Holy Spirit can be hard for me. Sometimes I'm asked to do things I'm not always comfortable doing. What I'm learning though, is God equips us with grace to do what He is asking. I have noticed that my vice of pride often gets in the way. I forget to rely on His grace and try to do it my way. Or, I'm scared or embarrassed that someone will think I'm crazy. I have been trying to be obedient to the requests of the Holy Spirit and let my silly pride step aside.



Recently, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to tell a stranger a message. My promptings come in images in my mind or I will hear a voice in my soul. So it's not a real voice and it's not my conscious. The prompting said, "Tell that woman how much I love her and she's not alone, there's an angel with her." I never love talking to strangers and telling them, "God wants me to....." I realize this sounds prideful because I'm being more worried about myself, but I'm just being honest here. So as I processed this request, I cringed and my heart sank. I kept thinking, she has a mask on and it'll be hard to communicate, I was trying to find a way out. I tested the prompting to make sure it was coming from God and not me or the devil. After the prompting checked out, I tried one last time to get out of it and said to God, "I will do it if she walks out of this building right now so I can leave immediately afterward." I know what you may be thinking, "Wow, what a coward!" If that's what you're thinking, I agree with you, I was acting like a coward! Especially when God gives us the grace we need, we just need to have humility, the faith and the consent. As soon as I gave God the ultimatum, she started to leave the building and I got up fast and followed her. I know for a fact the motion it took me to get up and follow her, was not from me, it was grace. I had the faith, was working on the humility and the consent when it all came together, in an instant. I knew I had to comply because I didn't want to let God down, when I told Him I would do it.

As I approached her, I said, "Excuse me, I know this is going to sound a little funny..." and the words just spilled out. Her face was blank. My heart sank and I thought, "Oh no, what did I just do!?" Then the tears started to flow and she stuttered, "You have no idea how I needed to hear that. I'm on my way to see my son at the cemetery. He passed away on this day three years ago." My mouth dropped open and I was in utter shock. I just stood there



speechless and started crying with her! We both just stood there crying and I finally apologized for her loss. We stood there bonding over God's amazing act of love when she stopped suddenly and said very intently, "Wait, where are you going?" I told her I was on my way to get a biopsy, that I've had some preliminary cancer cells show up on a previous test, so need to get some additional testing. She smiled and confidently said, "I will have my son pray for you, he has connections." We both laughed, with tears still in our eyes. I said, "That would be just something God would do. He would bless not just one of us with this connection, he would bless us both!" We both got into our cars and drove our separate ways but with united hearts smiling up to the Heavens.

By the way...the biopsy was negative! Thank you Lord!



"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own 1 Corinthians 6:19


"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

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Words are powerful!  God literally used words to create the Universe by speaking creation into existence.  In Genesis 1:3 God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. What a beautiful act of love! God uses this communication through the Holy Spirit to "speak" sanctity into us! To transform us from sin to holiness. 

Graces are the supernatural gifts God gives us to help us gain eternal salvation. 

When we surrender ourselves to God we can be led by these truths and be transformed to  become more like Jesus!

 

 

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To know Him, is to love and hear His voice.

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