But before I go....... I wanted to share with you a short devotion I just read.
Lets see if it hits you like it did me.
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
"And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands" (2 John 6).
A distinguished Indian evangelist named Sadhu Chellappa was on a Madras, when in the middle of the night he suddenly sensed God speaking to him: "Leave this house quickly and run away!" to a village north of
Not exactly a convenient thing to do. But Chellappa was accustomed to accepting even strange instructions from the Lord without debate, so he dressed quickly and ran into the darkness.
After a while, he was in open country. As he passed beneath a large tree, he felt God tell him, "Stay here and start to preach!" Now, even for an experienced evangelist, this was puzzling--because there was no one to be seen. Why did God want him to preach to an empty field in the middle of the night? But he stopped under the tree and began to preach the gospel.
Finally, he reached the point at which he called on his unseen listeners to give their lives to Jesus. He was surprised to hear a voice from the top of the tree and see a man climb down, crying. The man tearfully gave his life to Jesus. When Chellappa asked why he was in a tree out in the middle of nowhere, the man admitted, "I came out here to hang myself."
How is your obedience quotient? God calls us to be obedient to that small voice inside that can direct us to sometimes do strange things. Jesus was obedient in ALL things. "For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous" (Rom 5:19). God can do exceedingly great things through one man or woman who is willing to be obedient to God's voice. Ask for His grace today to be obedient to His voice.Made me sit here and go....hmmmm.
When is the last time I head Him say RUN! and I did?
Did this hit you like it did me?
How I long to be used like this. And I do think that sometimes we hear His voice and act without some huge understanding that it was even Him speaking. Maybe sometimes as females we just thought it was our female intuition.
So when was the last time you stopped "under a tree" to proclaim the gospel?
Really, I would love to hear the story.