1 Thessalonians 5:19 - Dont Quench The Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:19: Dont Quench The Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NKJV) Do not quench the Spirit.
Rush from work. Scarf dinner at Hamburger Hamlet with Judy.
Dash into van. Oh! Stop and pray before heading to church to speak.
Pulling out, I noticed a woman leaving the restaurant with a
baseball cap over her scraggly hair. I sensed a powerful urge to invite
her to church. She needs to hear what I have to say. "Ridiculous," I
thought. "What am I supposed to do, God? Yell out, 'Hey, follow me to
Heading out, I berated myself for not following through.
"Lord, next time I promise I'll obey your promptings!" Ten minutes
later, Judy screeched up behind me in the church parking lot - the
woman in the baseball cap right behind her! Apparently, after I'd left
the restaurant, she had asked Judy who I was. "Joni is speaking
nearby," Judy relied. "Would you like to go?"
In the parking lot I heard her story. "I have breast cancer.
Two hours ago I learned that it has spread to my brain. It's
inoperable. I don't know where to turn." My mouth dropped open. I now
understood why the Spirit had urged me to stop and invite her, a complete
stranger, to hear me speak.
That night as I talked about heaven and the Gospel, Joyce and
her husband opened their hearts to Jesus. I shudder to think it all
was nearly lost because I let embarrassment override His voice. That
night, I learned that every prompting to share the gospel is a
prompting from God. Oh that we would be quick to obey... for that one whom
He loves may never pass our way again.
This week, God's voice may whisper, "Make that call..,
forgive him of... apologize for.., check on her." Don't brush it off.
Today is the day of salvation.
Lord, give me an undivided heart to obey. Open my eyes to see
those around me through Your eyes and may I be quick to say "Here I am
Lord ... send me!" [Joni Eareckson Tada Daily Devotional:
http://www.joniandfriends.org/daily-devotional re 2Co. 6:2]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY
How To Avoid Quenching the Holy Spirit:
Don't Receive God's Grace In Vain!:
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: