Friday, January 30, 2009


Have you ever been sitting, doing nothing, when all of a sudden you have a thought and immediately know that it was God talking? It's happened to me on more than one occasion. What's really funny about that is, I never believed God would ever talk to me. Since I have been a Christian He's talked to me a few times. He's talked to me about getting rid of things that were holding me back, about writing this blog, about quitting some bad habits and a few other things. Sometimes He uses other Christians sometimes the Word and sometimes He puts thoughts in my head. When I'm writing I rely on the thoughts He gives me. When I try to do it without Him it just doesn't work. It's an amazing experience whenever He chooses to tell me things. This last time though came as a surprise. I was sitting in church and all of a sudden two words popped into my thoughts. They kind of jarred me a little because it was two words I never expected to hear. The two words were "Street Ministry". I sat up a little straighter and thought, "What did you say?", and those two words were immediately there again. My next thoughts were, "What does that mean?" and of course, that was the end of the conversation. For that moment in time. Over the course of the next three days I heard those words a lot. I would go to sleep and wake up the next day thinking, "Street Ministry". I would be working and all of a sudden I would think, "Street Ministry". It really didn't matter whether I was eating, reading, sleeping, driving or working those words just kept coming into my thoughts throughout my day and night. Tuesday morning I was driving to work and talking to God. I was talking to Him about something totally different, I said, "Lord if there's something I should be doing differently let me know". Of course what I immediately heard in response was "Street Ministry". One response I had to this was, "But, I already am writing this blog like You told me too". His response was, "You can write about what happens with this in your blog". I just thought "WoW". The crazy part about this is that I don't have a clue where He is going with this. Street Ministry could mean a lot of different things.

My next question is...Okay, what do I do now? God hasn't told me anything else...Yet. I have heard that you pray about it and read the word. When He is ready for you to know something else He will tell you. When something like this happens you just have to trust that He has a plan. You also have to trust that whatever His plan is that it's the right one for you. The way you find out the rest of the plan could come through a person. Someone may start talking to you about a ministry that has something to do with what God has spoken to you. Until then you just have to pray and wait and keep doing what you are doing now.

I've written all of this because there could be someone reading this that God is speaking to about doing something. You need to stay open to what God has for you. He won't ever ask you to do something that you can't do. God will always be there to help you. Look at David when he killed Goliath. Who would have ever thought that would happen? But...God was with him. And God will be with us to. We just have to ask Him and He's right there. When you are doing what God wants you to do, even when it's hard, there is nothing else like it. You have peace and you have joy.

Remember that whatever you do always do it for the Glory of God. If you do you have no reason to be afraid. God will always be with you. Don't get discouraged if He doesn't let you have all the details for awhile. It could be that you have to get used to the idea first. Or, maybe everything isn't in place yet for what He wants you to do.For me personally I think He's letting me get used to the idea. Walking with God is an adventure.

Philippians 4:13 (New Living Translation)

13 For I can do everything through Christ,[a] who gives me strength.

Colossians 3:17 (New Living Translation)

17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

2 Timothy 1:7 (King James Version)

7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 comment:

Chase Warren said...

2 Corinthians12:9
And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for 'my' power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Good post Chelle :-)