Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

An inkling...

a hunch, an idea, a notion, a feeling, a fleeting thought. Call it what you would like, but we have all had them. Those thoughts that pop into your mind, seemingly out of nowhere. Sometimes they are gone as quickly as they came. Other times, the same thought keeps returning, almost nagging at you.

Over the past year or so, I have been trying to tune myself into these thoughts. I am starting to believe that our thoughts are kind of black and white, either of the enemy or of God. So, when these 'nudges' come along, I am realizing, in my own experience, they are usually more than just a fleeting thought. They are typically nudges from God to do something, to put my faith in action, to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Bring a meal to a family, make a call to a friend, invite a neighbor to come to church.....

I am finding that when I act on these nudges, when I am obedient, even when I don't fully understand, there is such blessing that follows. It usually involves doing something I am not totally comfortable with or something I just plain don't want to do. But, wow, I can't even describe the amazing things that happen when I just trust God.

There was a great message about this at Bill Hybels, of Willow Creek, was the guest speaker today as part of a series called Whispers of God. He talks about many significant things in his life that began as small whispers from God.

It was really neat for me to listen to this message today. Not only because of the content, but because I got to 'attend' church with my friend Caroline, who lives in Luxembourg. What a really, really special thing for us to be able to do together. Something that might not have happened if we weren't both listening closely to the whispers. We have made plans to 'meet' at the Tuesday services (1 PM EST) on a regular basis...would you like to join us?


Caroline said...

Oh yes Christy, it was a beautiful speech! It was a wonderful experience to attend church together and share thoughts and reflections! Meet you on Tuesday!