Edit: (Wednesday Morning 10-29)
As I was composing this past last night, I was trying to locate a specific scripture. A friend and I were talking about the circumstances of the comfort I had received and then the comfort I was able to give in return. She mentioned the scripture and then due to my short term memory loss I could not find it last night. This morning God supplied it through one of the comments I received.
God is faithful to provide in all things!!!!!!
2CO 1:3 -4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Sometimes I get a glimpse of how things are supposed to work. When I get these glimmers of the plan and then things fall into place I have to shake my head and at how simple it all really is.
When I see evidence of the faithful and obedient servants who go about their day doing there ordinary things and then something happens.
It could just end there, but it doesn’t.
I don’t know about you but in those moments when I receive a prompting I can either choose to be obedient or I can choose to go about my day doing what I want to do. I think that is true for most of us. I think of all the times in my faith walk where I was either to immature in my faith to be able to understand that I was being prompted or I have to confess that there have been many times when I felt the prompting and allowed my fear, my lack of faith or simply being to busy to hinder my actions
From a prompting, from someone’s willing obedience God works.
You see I received comfort today from an unexpected place. In fact because it was so unexpected, well that just added to the uniqueness of the blessing.
All morning long I pondered on how amazing God is in knowing exactly when things need to happen and how best to place blessing in our lives.
As I was leaving the office this afternoon I in turn had an opportunity to respond to my own promptings. I could have just walked out of the office, I had stuff to do, things to take care of but my time was simply that, my time.
God gently spoke to me and said….. you have time.
I responded to this prompting and was able to give comfort, support, love, a listening ear, a hug, prayer and an opportunity to share my faith with someone else.
As I walked to my car an hour later I saw so very clearly how things fall into place if you will allow God to guide you.
This morning someone I do not even know was obedient and responded to me out of a desire to share and give comfort.
In the span of five hours I was offered up an opportunity to give that same comfort and compassion that had been freely offered to me to someone else.
It was like the precise inner working of a fine time piece. The perfect timing God has when we are willing to just simply be obedient to His plan.
I offer up this opportunity for you to either share an experience of being prompted to respond to a call from God or to share an experience where you received comfort from someone else’s promptings.
I pray that you will be blessed with open ears and an open spirit so you may hear the gentle whisper of God.