Thursday 31 March, 2016

Luke 11:27-28

27 While he was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

I’ve been renovating our house for the last eight months. I was pulling out the timber work of the kitchen when I felt Jesus say “go out to Steve’s Captiva, (I was repairing my brother-in-law’s car at the time as well. Crazy huh?) do a test on the exhaust and call your workmate (who had been helping me out) with an update. You need to speak to him.”

I said “Lord, I’m kinda busy pulling out the kitchen…”

He said “B, I am a carpenter. I will help you with the kitchen. Go.”

So I downed my tools in the kitchen, got under the car, did the test, called my workmate with the update. He was just about to take his pregnant wife to have an ultrasound and was concerned due to some significant health issues they have had to face. We’d had many “God” conversations previously and so was appreciative when I offered to pray for him and his wife and baby. I followed up a few days later – Mum and baby are perfectly well.

Jesus said “…even more blessed are all who hear God and do it…”  What a blessing it was to pray for my workmate and witness God helping him.

What a blessing it is to hear God’s word and do it.

Lord, please help me to hear Your voice – whether through the Bible or in my heart – and do it every time without arguing. Thanks for the blessing that comes as a result.   Amen.

Written by Boudy VanNoppen

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  1. David Newton says:

    I have always loved hearing people recount their experiences of hearing God speak. It amazes me how practical that ‘Voice’ is and how often it contains simple clear actionable verbs. In John 4:34 Jesus suggests the action of ‘doing God’s will’ is so important it is like food. I cannot speak for others but for me I have spent far to long on a diet.
    Thanks B

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