Sometimes we feel this “nudge,” and we try to shrug it off. It keeps coming back. We ask questions.
Where is "this” from?
Am I supposed to do something with “this?”
Why did I just think “that?”
In my experience, it’s usually an action item I'm being asked to carry out that causes me to hesitate. It's out of my comfort zone. So I wonder why it keeps popping into my head.
Sound familiar? Probably, it happens to all of us all of the time. Causing you to wonder, is that from God? My conscience? My intuition? The answer to all of these questioning thoughts is yes. Everything starts with God, including the “nudge” as I like to call it.
The nudge is hard to ignore and often it is easier to follow through and just do it than to keep turning a deaf ear on it. Then, of course, there was that one time I followed through and ended up on a crazy fundraiser bike ride… Read the book for more of that one.
I received a text this morning from someone who had followed through on a nudge and shared my book with someone. This is what they heard back because they had followed through.
“Well, I inhaled the book and just finished it with tears in my eyes. Love and gratitude for sending it to me.”
So you can either fight it or follow through. I'm glad my friend followed through and passed it on.
Recently someone followed through on what God had put on her heart, making me the recipient of a beautiful gift. All because she obeyed the nudge.
A woman I have known for years asked me to sign her book and hug me. I said, “yes of course!” It was a sweet moment, to be sure.
“I have a gift for you,” she said. “I hope you don’t think it’s strange, to which I replied “nothing in my life is normal, go for it!
"Well, I would like to play your piano if you wouldn’t mind, Speechless (yes me), I sat down and she began to play.
Feel free to hit play and get lost for a few minutes in the sweetness of it.
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning, new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided--
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]
This song. The words. I closed my eyes and felt the weight of the Psalter Hymnal in my hands. The words from this hymn of my childhood flooded back to me like an old friend. I could hear my Dad singing in the memory of my mind. To say I was a puddle of tears would be an understatement as she elegantly played the last note.
What a gift she gave me. Not only in the song but by answering what God put on her heart to bless someone else.
I have walked through the fire of addiction, lived to tell about it, and encourage others in the process.
Yes. Great is Thy Faithfulness
Peace on your day,