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Speak Up!

September 6, 2016 — Leave a comment

 One evening I listened intently as a young woman in our church told of an opportunity God had given her.  She was in an airport on the other side of the world waiting for her connecting flight.  A woman and her family sat next to her.

Suddenly, God prompted her to start a conversation with this woman.  She was very nervous and resisted, but God continued to prod.  Finally she started with some small talk. 

Eventually, she was able to share the Gospel of Jesus with this woman.  This young woman was totally taken aback when she mentioned Jesus’ name and the lady responded, “Jesus who?”

  For those of us who cut our teeth on a crib in the church nursery it’s astounding.  But, for so many millions around the planet it’s a reasonable response.  I was so grateful that she had been obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

Can you imagine being the first one to ever share about Jesus with someone?  What if she had resisted?  You know, God had my young friend in just that place just at that point in time prepared with the words He had for this woman.  How amazing is our God?

Love Heart, if the Holy Spirit prompts you to do anything, jump on it!  All you have to do is be obedient.  You’re not responsible for the results…just doing your part.  Praise God for His incredible plans.  Join Him!  Gwen~

Go Fish

August 13, 2016 — Leave a comment

imageI’m reading this wonderful book, The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson.

This morning he’s recounting the time when Jesus and his disciples were in Capernaum and they were asked for the temple tax.

Jesus told Peter to go fishing!  What?  Yep, to go fishing and the first fish he caught he was too look it’s mouth and he would find four-drachma.  He was to use this to pay the taxes.

If I was Peter, I would probably thinking, uh…I’m  a professional fisherman and I’ve never caught one with four drachma in it before.

Long story short, if you’ve caught thousands of fish in your life time, how do you have faith to believe the next one will have a coin in it?  How do you know that God will keep his promise?  “Obey the crazy prompting!”

“If you want to see crazy miracles, obey the crazy promings of the Holy Spirit”, Go Fish~Debra