Putting Things Into Practice
Ironically the very reason I am writing this post has everything to do with knowing what My Lord says I should do “but” making other things a priority over him. I initially turned down a request for this blog post when my eyes were fixed on the next crisis, problem and project.
On Sunday, the message was coming in loud and clear! Not only was the message speaking to my current circumstance, it went much further and spoke to the circumstances of others in my life. Specifically, one of my relatives and her spouse, whom I had a broken relationship with. As soon as I heard what was being said I knew in my heart that I had to engage him and invite him to 2nd service. You see, my friend and I had gone through an issue late last year and I let my ego reign in that relationship.
Romans 8:26 says that “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Sprit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” I started to send my friend a message and stopped. As Service progressed, I was compelled to finish typing the message and hit send. It was a struggle. I put the phone down again without sending the message! But Machismo didn’t stand a chance against the Spirit and I finally sent the message. I event went as far as pleading with him and offering to wait until he arrived.
After a little back and forth and despite having a laundry list of things to do, nothing was more fulfilling that Sunday then greeting that man at that door with an open heart. God reigned.
Later that day, I received a message from my friend thanking me for persuading him to attend the 2nd Service. He shared how enlightening it was and how attending has made him decide to work on his relationship with God first.
Moral of this post… had I stuck with my “God says... But," my relationship with this individual would still be broken instead of mended. Equally important, had I stuck with my “But, I have too many things to do and no time to write a post,” the world would not have heard this story about how I put My Lord first and he took care of the rest.