listening to the Spirit

“Never, ever, ever, ever blow off a prompting from the Holy Spirit.” ~~Bill Hybels

God has shown Himself to be the kind of God Who does not stomp, pout, bellow, or shake us as His followers.  He is a jealous God, that is true (Exodus 20:5), but He is also a God Who whispers.

God whispered to little Samuel, asleep on his mat (1 Samuel 3) and when Samuel answered, God moved mightily through him.

How many of us have had a thought that was not our own, a thought that seemed so wild, yet grounded in Scripture, and we have found a reason to dismiss it? We were too busy, we didn’t know how we would start the idea, we didn’t know who to talk with about the idea.

So we dismissed it.

What would happen if we listened and responded to the Holy Spirit?  What would our marriages look like, our relationships with our children, family, our friends, look like when we stopped to pray for someone that God brought to mind “out of the blue” during the day?

What would our purpose here on this earth look like?

As I listen to the ways God has moved through the Church in the past 2000 years, I see that He moved because people responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

How will you respond to the “still, small voice” of the Holy Spirit today?

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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