Month: April 2016

Call to action

Have you ever felt a nudge from God to do or say something….and then doubted yourself?

Maybe you attributed it to imagination or thought “God doesn’t have plans for me because I’m not important enough to use for his kingdom”.

I want to encourage you to separate your human feelings from your spiritual leading. It’s natural to think that God doesn’t have big plans for average people. But the truth is….he does. Don’t doubt that nudge. Each of us is important to God, so much so that he knows the number of hairs on our head. I don’t know how many hairs are on my husband’s head, my kids’ heads, or even my sweet granddaughter’s lil noggin. Those are people I would lay my life down for, but I don’t have a hair count on any of them. But my God does.

Luke 12:7  And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (NLT)   

 


What if I act on something that I thought was a leading from God and then it turns out that it wasn’t?

“I’m sorry” works fairly well to cover most of those things. Besides, mistakes build character, and God can always work through us when we have character. Honesty, humility, and love are great places that each of us can focus on and test our character. Plus, he will guide you right back to where he wants you. He is faithful in this if you want to serve him.

Galations 5:22 and 23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (NLT)


Summary (this looks important with those fancy bullet points)

  • we receive a call to action from God
  • we believe in the nudge because we have value to God and his kingdom
  • we get a gold star for obedience and faith

Okay – maybe not a gold star, but you’ve honored the Lord in more ways than one. Be faithful, believe, put prayer to all things, and answer your calls to action, big or small.

Be a blessing and be blessed.

Heidi Cleaveland