The Holy Spirit’s Nudging
The start of a new year is a time for making changes and trying new things.
The Holy Spirit’s Nudging
The start of a new year is a time for making changes and trying new things. People seem to be more open at the beginning of a new year to learn new things and even sometimes, secretly, wish for a do-over year. I tend to try a new recipe, see a new movie or read a new book if it comes recommend to me by a respected friend. I’d like to recommend Bruce Wilkinson’s book “You Were Born for This”. Many of you already know Bruce Wilkerson, the author of The Jabez Prayer.
Have you had times in your life when a friend or acquaintance came to your mind and you felt that you should reach out to them, but you pushed back that thought? Perhaps you thought, I’m just too busy. Have you ever been with other people and you sensed that one of them was hurting? That has happed to me many times. I’ll think that I’ll call or visit later, but then, I don’t. I believe that this is the Holy Spirit nudging (A nudge is an inner push that directs us toward a person, a place, or an action) us to reach out and when we ignore that nudge, we miss a blessing and perhaps they miss a miracle that God wanted delivered. Nudges are almost always about a single act that God wants done soon.
In Bruce Wilkinson’s book “You Were Born for This”, he talks about how we are often the answer to someone else’s prayer. We are to be a living link between Heaven and earth. We were born to be a miracles delivery agent; ordinary people like you and me, used by God, to partner with the Holy Spirit to deliver miracles to others. This requires that we exercise our faith in such a way that we attempt what we cannot do, depending on God to do what only He can. Bruce Wilkerson often asks the person, in need, what can I do for you? He says that we were born to understand and respond to miracle-related signals.
When we take our thoughts off ourselves and place our faith on the Holy Spirit to lead us, we can be God’s miracle delivery agent to meet someone else’s need. What does God want to happen? He will make that known as we make ourselves available.
It is my prayer that we begin the new year by being open to the Holy Spirit’s nudging to be a “miracle delivery agent” for God.
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