Being Obedient


God amazes me nearly everyday, with something new. I’ve learned that if you truly want God to bless you, than you need to learn to become obedient. And trust me, when you do he will most likely bless you in a way you didn’t expect and in a place you didn’t expect it. What I’m about to share is by no means to bring glory to myself in any way, had it not been for the Holy Spirit I would not have been able to do what I did.

While on a weekend trip with my family to the beach, God revealed himself in such a powerful unexpected way. My family and I stopped at Hometown Buffet for lunch. The place was packed with people just getting out of church. A woman was sitting in the booth in front of me. We made eye contact and  we shared a smile. After lunch I felt like I needed to share something with her. I struggled with it because I wasn’t sure what to say, I didn’t even know if she was a believer. But as I got up out of my seat to leave, I felt sick to my stomach. A flood of anxiety came over me, so I sat down, thinking maybe I sat up too fast. I told my husband to go on I’d be there in a minute. Immediately I felt better so I knew it had to be God.

I took one last drink of my tea and got up and walked over to her not sure what I was going to say, and the first thing out of my mouth was “Excuse me maam, but please don’t think I’m a crazy person.”  God wanted me to tell you that It’s going to be ok.” And before I could finish she jumped up out of her seat and wrapped her arms around me and just begin thanking me and praising God. We both began to cry and I continued to tell her that God was going to turn her situation around and that he heard her crying out to him at night, the more I told her the louder her cries got.

And then God told me to tell her something that someone had told me once, I didn’t understand why I should be telling her this but I did. I told her that she was a precious sparrow that God was holding gently in his hands. She began to wail out with such passion and sincerity, just thanking God praising him and thanking me and blessing me. It was so awesome!! Now remember we are standing in the middle of a very crowded restaurant. But while  I’m sharing these things with her my body was trembling my teeth were chattering and my legs honestly were shaking so badly I thought they were going to give right then and there. She must have been holding me up, that’s all I can say. I finished by telling her that God honors those that are faithful to him.

She let go of me and begin to tell me that she had just lost her brother less than a month ago and she was going through a lot. And that she had went out and prayed to God the night before until 3:30 in the morning. And God gave her two words…Treasured Sparrow.

WOW was I totally and completely blown away. All we could say was God was so good. She did ask me if I was from there and I told her, “No I’m just passing through”. I left that place shaking and crying because I had never experienced God that way before. It was so overwhelming and such a blessing. Honestly I feel as If I was more blessed than her by that encounter.

The feeling that came with being obedient and sharing an encouraging word with a stranger that undoubtedly needed it was honestly a better feeling than my own day of salvation. Afterwards it made me think of Jesus and how he ministered. Jesus never stayed in one place too long; he was always just passing through. But he always knew just what to say and who to say it to. God will use you to touch others; he will work through you, no matter where you’re at, you just have to be sensitive to the sprit.  Never fear what you’ll say, if you are moved by the Holy Spirit, act on it and God will give you the words to speak directly into that persons life. So the next time you think you hear that still small voice, say “Ok God I’ll do it.” God will bless you far more than you can ever imagine, just for stepping out. So what are YOU waiting for, someone needs what you have!

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