Guided By The Holy Spirit
Today something happened to me and it was quite significant. It might not speak as much to you as it did to me, but I wanted to share it while the details are still fresh in my mind. Lately I have been reading my bible more and seeking God more. We all know what it's like to let the busyness of every day life, crowd our days and detour us off of that close walk with God that we hold so dear to our hearts. Anyways I have made some changes in my life that has allowed me to be able to spend more time in God's presence, and I am able to hear God speak to me more clearly again. Im in touch with Him and I praise Him for giving me that opportunity.
For about a week now I have been noticing that my car was driving really rough, so I took a look at the tire and I could tell I there was a lot of wear on it and that I was going to need to get it replaced next week. But my sons birthday was this week and you know it goes, had to wait till next pay day! Anyways I had church last night and I was very very leary on taking my car, I just had this strong sense of urge not to. I wish that I could explain it more clearly. It wasn't a sense of dread or a sense of excitement, it was more like a "inner pull" in the opposite direction of what I was wanting to do. Like a STRONG hesitation, YEA that's it, a strong hesitant feeling in the pit of my gut. So I decided that I would wait till my husband got home before I would leave and I would just take his car. Well he didn't get home till later that night but I waited for him anyways, because of that feeling that I had. I talked to my husband about it that night and told him that I thought it would be best if he took my car to the shop and swapped and got the Envoy and drove it because my tire was in very bad shape, and I shouldn't be driving it. He said, "is it that bad?" My husband knows if I don't want to drive my car then something is wrong! I love my car! its cheap on gas, it goes fast, and I love my car! So anyways this morning he took my car to work, he had to go in early, and I took his car when I took the kids to school.
On the way home I got a call from him, he said, "guess what?" I said, what???? With dread in the pit of my stomach, first thing that popped in my head was Oh no he got Another speeding ticket, lol, but he said, "well I had to stop at the store to get an energy drink cos I forgot mine at home and i came out to your car and the tire was flat. I had to change the flat in the parking lot of the convenience store" I said, OH NO!! I'm so sorry. Then I gently went on about how I was right, that I KNEW it was in bad shape..that didn't last long though! Then I asked him if it would have made his day worse if it had been me driving and gotten the flat tire and he would have had to turn around and come help me, he said it worked out just fine. And it did. Here's why
First off, God knew that Kyle was more equipped to handle a flat tire then I was. In the mornings my husband goes left and I go right, we go in two opposite directions, and for him to have had to stop and come render aid to me this morning would have really messed up his work schedule, he was on his way to an important job they are doing right now. God had mercy and allowed the tire to flatten at the store and not on the side of the road that he has to travel on, which mind you, has no shoulder and there are lots of hills. It would have been very dangerous for it to have happened anywhere other then where it did, we are out in the country here. I am so thankful that I listened to God and heeded to the Holy Spirit. I am so glad that I allowed the Holy Spirit to help me.
The decisions that we make in our life has a ripple effect. You might think that your choices only affect you, but that is not true. See what would have/could have happened if I had not listened to the Holy Spirit? I could have had a blow out on the hwy with my kids in the car. Horrible things can happen when that takes place. There are so many things that could have happened, but they didn't because I trust God to take care of me and I listen to his warnings. A warning might come by that strong sense of hesitation that I spoke about earlier, or God might use people to cross your paths and give you information regarding that subject, or gosh there are so many ways that God tries to get our attention. Thats just the thing, its not that he isnt working. Most of the time we are the ones not in the position to receive. We have to have a close connection with God. We must stay connected at all times. 1 Thess 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing. We must spend time with God in the word. We must allow Jesus's peace to rule our hearts and minds. If we dont do these things we wont have that discernment.
I thank God for talking to me and
allowing his rule over my life. I remember the times when I was so
confused and felt so alone. I don't ever want that again. We don't
have to have it either. We as Christians can take hold of that security
and that comfort in knowing we have someone that will take care of us,
all we have to do is grab hold of it, be obedient to God and allow him
to work in our lives! The choice is ours.