July 20, 2020
Life is exciting when we listen to the Holy Spirit and let Him direct how we spend our day. We never know what is on His agenda and sometimes we can be very surprised.
He wants to use us for God’s kingdom work and isn’t amazing how he brings people together from even opposites of the world if He has a special plan? But often it is in small ways that He whispers something for us to do. We have a 94 year-old friend who spends most of her day in her apt. due to the virus. She still drives and is sharp and fun and a joy to be around. She is also in our Soul Care Group but we haven’t been meeting again yet so the hours are long for her. But since she doesn’t have a computer, I felt like the Holy Spirit was telling me to offer to put my daily devotion on her door each morning. So simple to print out and then on the other side of the paper I draw a comic picture of her with a special name I give her for the day, like “Liberated Lois.” I might put in a humorous photo from my past or whatever comes to mind. She tells me how much she appreciates opening her door each day to the message and I find great joy in doing it.
Now this is such a small thing but if something comes to our minds, we need to just pray and see if it is the Holy Spirit telling us what is for our agenda. It could be that we are led to pay for groceries for the stranger ahead of us in line, or to offer to babysit so a young mom can just have some time to get out. It could be that we offer to mentor a teen who is struggling; but whatever it is, we will experience the joy of pleasing our Father when we respond and obey.
Paul says in Phil. 2:13 (The Message), “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, and energy deep within you, God Himself willing and working at what will give Him the most pleasure.” Even when we don’t feel like it, He will give us the power and the desire to do whatever He asks.
Challenge for today: Ask for sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s promptings and respond in obedience and joy.