Practical Lessons From Immediate Obedience

Two full weeks into the 90 Day Challenge from Immediate Obedience, where I have been following God as wholeheartedly as I can. There have been some bumps along the way while I have learned some things along the way.

  • Pray often for God’s guidance, usually answered in the form of verses that come to mind in relevant situations.
  • I did not become a puppet, it is an act of will to choose to obey or not. I will make mistakes.
  • Occasionally while helping others it becomes a teaching moment for me as well. For example:

Wow…was driving to church and saw a SUV on the side of the road, hazards on. I perked my spiritual ears, nothing I’m used to came in. Passed by thinking “I don’t have time, I have to clean the church.” I lead the Sparkle and Shine cleaning team.

That instant I was struck by the Good Samaritan parable and the Legalistic Pharisee that passed by the man in need. Loud and clear, God. Turned around and went back, just as it started to rain really hard. I couldn’t jump them off, the battery was bad or really weak.

I took the younger man home, to get his battery from his truck. I shot a quick email to Pam asking if the Ushers could get the Sanctuary, I won’t make it before it filled up.

His battery wouldn’t work, wrong type so I dropped him at a friend’s at his request. He was on his way to Sunday School and said “the Enemy was working today”, I saw it as a teaching moment for me.

I got quite a few teaching moments since then; sometimes it is just a day of instruction during my Bible studies. If you want to follow my day-to-day adventures (?) of immediate obedience then check out http://firstsamuel1224.wordpress.com/

I update it daily.

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