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Monday, November 29, 2010

Out of the Ordinary... Again

One of the points in my hubs message yesterday was Serve Others Spontaneously.  In other words, be open to the Holy Spirit at all times and when you sense His prompting, move. 

I later read a mass text message sent to me by a friend and this was its last line... Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.  Did that hit you like it did me?

Every one of us has experienced that nudging to pray for someone in the store or just ask a coworker if everything is OK.  But instead, we just walked on by.  

When God gives you that gentle push to move it's because He wants to use YOU to be His voice in someone's life.  Here is a post I wrote last year about a God moment in my ordinary day. Hope you enjoy it, again. (Smile)

Last Tuesday was just an ordinary day. Or was it?

I did nothing different than usual. Came to the office. Started working. Did some research. Ate lunch.

Same ole, same ole.

But somewhere in the midst of all this, God had ordained a moment. A moment out of the ordinary.

You see, that morning I was looking at the design of a blog I frequent because I am in process of redesigning mine. Ahem, I mean having someone redesign mine. I design as well as I sing. And if you've never heard me sing, then you're one of the lucky ones because it isn't pretty. Trust me on that one.

Anyway, back to the blog I was looking at. I happened to read the post for that day. It was good. But I really didn't think that much about it. And I moved on to look at some designs on other blogs.

After lunch a dear friend came in the office on her lunch break. I knew she was having a tough week and I could tell she just desired a friendly face.

The conversation was light until she starting sharing more of her heart concerning the situation she is currently moving through. My mind went to the blog post I read just a couple hours earlier entitled I Wasn't Planning to Write this Post.

And I'm sure she wasn't, but God was. It was just what my friend needed to read on that day, at that moment. So I forwarded it to her.

God used my ordinary day to minister to a friend in need through an extraordinary way.

To be used by God does not mean you have to have a Masters in Theology, 'Pastor' in front of your name, or be the President of a large ministry.

You just have to be willing and inviting.

Willing- to be God's hands extended.

Inviting- allowing Him to use your ordinary day in extraordinary ways.

Now, if you are like me your curiosity is about to get the best of you. Click here and you too can read the post I sent my friend.

Thanks for reading again.  Praying you have a StarStruck week!!

1 comment:

The Joyster said...

Wow, both blogs were great, its so easy sometimes to forget that with God there are no coincidences but rather God ordained moments even the painful ones and all we need is to SEE it. God keep me willing and inviting.