God is always speaking to you

I recently read how God is always there, always seeking to get our attention, always talking to us, but in the busy-ness of life we tend to over look this. I’m definitely guilty of that, even when I do respond to promptings by the Holy Spirit to pray for people.

We are currently going through a 40 Day Prayer & Fast time at our church.  A couple of weeks ago during my prayer and bible reading time I was prompted to pray for a couple I’d not seen for at least a couple of years but probably much longer. They used to go to our old church and then shifted to another state to minister at a church there. I knew they’d been having challenges and we’d heard on the grapevine occasionally about things happening in their lives. But we weren’t close friends and we hadn’t maintained contact.

So, to be prompted to pray for them wasn’t because they were always on my mind and I knew it was not of my own thoughts. I prayed for them and that God is with them in whatever is happening currently and after my prayers for that day got on with my life. They didn’t enter my mind again… till this morning. Who should walk into my (new) church this morning but this couple and their children? I had an overwhelming feeling of joy and excitement about seeing them and fired heaps of questions at them – how long have they been back, how are they, where are they living, and so on. I didn’t know who to hug first and excitedly chatted to them and then moved off to sit in my usual spot but keeping aware of where they had sat in the auditorium.

The prompting came back within minutes for me to go sit with them and I walked around to see if there was a spare seat near them but there wasn’t, so I moved back to my seat and waited till the time for the children moved came, then I grabbed my things and moved over to that side of the building and sat with them. During the service I was reminded of the prayer and concern for them a couple of weeks ago and I shared it with the husband (because he was sitting next to me and because we had also worked together a few years ago and had some common ground and I felt we connected more) after the service, with tears filling my eyes.

I still don’t understand why I was so overwhelmed with emotion for this couple – we’d not been close friends but did know each other. We didn’t mix in the same circles and their children are very young – our’s are full grown – and yet I know I was prompted to pray for them and then totally excited to see them this morning. They’re trying to buy a home and once settled will decide on their new church home.

One more amazing thing in all this, the husband told me he was surfing the web during the week and came across my blog – I asked him which one? I own 12 🙂 He told me the one about my book and was thrilled to come across it. He doesn’t even know how he found it – so there you have it. God had me thinking about them and vice versa – amazing.

Whatever is happening I know that God was in it, and for them to turn up in the church I attend out of all the churches they could attend, I feel was a God-incident in itself – that coupled with the prompting to pray for them.

4 Responses to “God is always speaking to you”

  • Carol says:

    This definitely has God written all over it. That is just wonderful!!! Perhaps you felt such a joy in seeing them because it confirmed within your Spirit that you had indeed heard from God and received instruction, which you followed. When God answers my prayers, I’m just in awe that He would even pay attention to me, that He would acknowledge me in any way so even if He corrects me, I am filled with such a joy because He turned His eyes on me. I know He is always with us because the Bible tells us but it’s just an awesome experience when you actually ‘hear’ from Him directly.

    Something else I wanted to mention….any time the Lord reveals something to me or instructs me in something, He always gives me at least two witnesses or confirmations. (this pattern is established in Scripture also) For you, they showed up at your church and the husband saw your blog. There was a connection made in both instances – even if you weren’t there for the blog connection.

    Incase someone wants to argue that it might be a coincidence, they have to remember that God is Sovereign! Everything that happens, He orders or He allows – no matter what, He is Sovereign.

    Nice blog. I’m glad I stumbled upon it.

    God bless,
    Carol

  • Mike says:

    What a lovely story. I think prayer joins us with people in a way that we don’t see or understand. Wonderful.

  • Carol says:

    You’ve been nominated for the Seven of ’07 award and you’ve also been tagged. Please go to my site…http://thebiblethumperssoapbox.blogspot.com/2007/12/seven-of-2007.html

  • hi hi…

    It is encouraging to know that brothers and sisters on the other side of the globe are fasting & praying over the harvest as well!

    Let’s keep the faith and fight the good fight!

    See ya at the finishing line 🙂

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