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Following the Spirit’s Leading – What a Concept!

Scott on April 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Given a lot of what’s been going on in our lives lately and the uncertainty that has been difficult at times to fight, it was cool to read this post from Joe Martino titled “Two Minute Drill” in which he shares the story of one man who followed the leading of the Spirit when it really seemed counter-intuitive. It is really worth the read. It was of great encouragement.

John and I have a close friend that is in the middle of a particularly challenging situation. He was unjustly and improperly let go from his job and was treated dishonorably in the process. This friend has been praying, studying the Word, consulting Godly council and looking for the Lord’s leading in his life and the life of his family. He has been surrendering himself to God and in the process has been a real example to those of us who know him and who understand what he is going through.

This last week he was at a point in time where he was fasting and praying and really crying out to God for some obvious direction…and direction came, but not in the way he was expecting. He felt the unmistakable leading that he and his wife were to visit some friends in China. I have known this guy a long time (over 23 years) and he has always worked to honor God and follow His leading, but when he and I spoke about it even he was surprised at the strong and unmistakable urging of the Spirit to just “go.” He doesn’t know why he and his wife are going to China exactly except to visit as an encouragement to the friends we know there. Beyond that, he will wait and see what the Lord has to say.

Since making the decision to listen and obey, this friend has been at peace about what is going on in his life right now. He is certainly stepping out in faith and I am confident that the Lord will honor that kind of obedience. His willingness to listen to and follow the Lord’s leading is certainly an example to us all.

If you think about this man and his family, I’m sure he would value your prayers.

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