My life is pretty ordinary most of the time. Get up, take the kids to school, do some work, see friends, eat some food, go to sleep. Rinse, repeat. I can run on autopilot so efficiently that God barely features in my day and I often don’t even notice His absence.
But the stand out moments, the amazing ‘God is real, active and at work’ moments, happen when I remember to pay attention to what God is up to in my normal everyday life. When I shift my focus and listen to what the Spirit is saying to me and what He wants me to do.
Once a guy tried to hit on me in a nightclub. He didn’t get very far, but when I told him I was a Christian and shared some Holy Spirit insight into his life, I watched this man change before my eyes and begin to weep as he encountered the Father-heart of God for the very first time.
One morning I thought it might be interesting to pray over what I should wear that day. When a girl complimented my ‘cute t-shirt’ I told her what I had done, and that God wanted to tell her how much He loved her and was with her all the time. She later wrote to me, sharing that the day I met her, she had just found out she was pregnant, didn’t know what to do and felt desperate and alone. But the comfort and assurance she had received from God that day had changed the course of her life and given her the strength to carry on.
I said hello to a lone mum at the park one afternoon. We got chatting and I invited her to church. After a few months I’m stood in line to receive communion and she is standing behind me whispering “I haven’t done this in 35 years.”
We often forget, but God is at work all around us. Interrupting our day and leading us on profound and life-changing adventures. If only we would stop and pay attention.
I want to break the habit of living on autopilot. I want to live my life in partnership with God. I want to join Him in His mission to reconcile the world to Himself.
And that is why I am doing #prompt28; a new initiative from Share Jesus International encouraging us to ask the Holy Spirit a question every day for 28 days. Why don’t you join us in building a daily habit that promotes and inspires conversations about Jesus? A question will be emailed to you every morning. Questions like, “How can I bless one of my neighbours today?” or, “What God-given characteristics can I affirm in a stranger today?”. We then go about our day, watching out for the Holy Spirit’s prompting and seeing what opportunities present themselves to fulfil the challenge that day.
Maybe it will be as simple as a smile and a thanks. Maybe our actions would be met with confusion or indifference. Or maybe, just maybe we will get to show, talk about and witness the life-changing impact of Jesus Christ alive and active in our world today.
To find out more and to be involved visit sharejesusinternational.com/prompt or watch this video: