“You have declared this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in obedience to Him, that you will keep His decrees, commands and laws—that you will listen to Him.” (Deuteronomy 26:17)
The other day I had a doctor’s appointment. . . again. I wasn’t very happy about having to go as I get so tired of doctor’s appointments. As I walked in the front door of the doctor’s office, I noticed an elderly lady sitting in a wheelchair. She seemed to be waiting for someone. Not thinking much of it, I went in and saw the doctor. As I was leaving, I noticed she was still sitting in her wheelchair.
Being in a hurry, the last thing I wanted to do was start a conversation with a stranger, but the Lord wouldn’t let me just walk by. I said hello and inquired if she needed any help. She told me that she’d been waiting for over an hour for her ride home. I felt strongly to offer her a ride home, even though she lived clear across town in an area that I was not familiar with.
She quickly agreed to my offer and I could see immediately that she was greatly relieved. I was wondering how I was going to fit this into my already busy day.
You never know what God has planned. As I drove her home, she started telling me about her many health issues and that she had been sitting there praying that God would help her because she was starting to get very anxious about being left at the doctor’s office.
We shared about the Lord and how He helps us both deal with our worries and how He is our great encourager and provider. By the time I dropped her off at her house I felt the best I had all day. As she went towards the front door she was smiling, and I could tell that she was happy, knowing that God had heard and answered her prayer.
I was so glad I had listened to the voice of God and had stopped to talk to a total stranger, even though I felt I didn’t have the time. I will probably never see her again, but I believe I made a new friend that day.
Prayer: Lord, help me not to be so caught up in my daily activities that I am not sensitive to what You want me to do. Help me to recognize when You are asking me to do something to help out someone in need. Amen.
About the author:
Fiona Burky is a retired Licensed Clinical Counselor who lives in Ohio. It is only by God’s grace and strength, that she has been able to endure her multiple health issues. You may view her blog at: http://fionab-growingbeyondyourpainfulpast.blogspot.com
How well do you listen to the voice of God? Do you let the busyness of the day overtake you so much that you cannot hear His guidance? How can you slow down and hear God?
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