An impression. A prompting. A thought. A single step of faith. An act of obedience. As Christians, we often have them throughout the day. Times where we feel God (the Holy Spirit) is prompting us to do something. It could be as simple as expressing a word of encouragement, praying for someone, moving in a direction He is showing you to go. It can be a reminder to call someone.
I often have said to the ladies in the Bible study I lead that the more you obey those prompts from the Holy Spirit, the more He has to show you. Obey when He calls to you.
I had such an opportunity a week ago. I felt prompted to ask a question concerning a contest that was held just days before. I figured it was closed since it was to take place over the weekend and that entries were no longer accepted, but I couldn't get past the feeling that I still needed to ask.
The answer came back, yes the contest was closed, but the blogger was open to still taking a look at my writing pitch. I debated and prayed and almost didn't send back what was requested. But I couldn't deny the overwhelming sense to follow through.
Only God knew that my single act of obedience would provide so much more. He used that step of faith and multiplied it to something I never imagined. Because of following the prompt to send an email God provided a writing goal that I've had for quite some time.
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