So What or So That?
By Marilynn Chadwick
Now what? After seeking God intently over the last few weeks, I’m filled with expectancy. What comes next? I hope you’ve grown more sensitive to his voice. Did you hear him as more of a whisper or a roar? Is your heart beginning to break for the things that break God’s heart?
But the real urgency I’ve come away with is simply this: There are others out there who don’t yet know the love of Jesus. They desperately need to hear God’s voice and receive his message of grace. Our world grows more hopeless by the day.
So continue to listen to God and do what he tells you to do. Put feet on your prayers: “God, what would you have me give?” It could be your time, your talents, or your money, but take a step.
After you pray and give, God may ask you to “Go!” God’s nudge is more often like a kick to the behind – I suppose I like comfort way too much!
I challenge you now to think of three people who don’t know Jesus. Pray for them during the days ahead. Why not start a “discussion group” and read Sometimes He Whispers, now that you’ve done the study for yourself? I wrote the book with the outsider in mind. Remember, I used to be a spiritual skeptic, so this is the time to invite those friends who are searching for God.
In my own prayer journey, I discovered my life was either a “so what?” or a “so that!” If listening to God took me no further than my own little world, then so what? The point of hearing his voice is so that I’ll do his will in a world that so desperately needs him.
Friends, God has no plan B. We’re his hands, his feet, his messengers. “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8 BSB).
Go in his grace. Stay alert. Guard yourself daily. Stand firm on his promises. Stick together. Be strong. And I pray that you will be the ANSWER to someone else’s prayer. Let the adventure begin!
Lord, I confess that in my busyness, I often blow right past that person who needs to know your love. Slow me down. Give me eyes to see the person who is on your heart. Show me how to pray, what to give, and where to go. I ask you to handpick three people you want me to reach out to. I pray they will say “yes” to my invitation to be part of a group. I pray for this to be the starting point of their journey toward new life in your Son. I’m thanking you in advance.
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