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Obeying the Voice

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“God did not place you on this earth to notice Him at work only once or twice in your whole life. He did not create you to consistently miss out on the wonder of His presence and power. The truth is, you were born to live a supernatural life doing God’s work by God’s power.” ~Bruce Wilkinson

Mike Murdock shares that everyone is placed on the earth to solve a problem. When you solve a problem for someone, you get a promotion. It may not be in your “job”, but in a spiritual and often in a material sense, when you solve a problem, your level of influence increases.

Anthony Robbins teaches that when you add value to others, you reach a new level of success and leadership.

Bruce Wilkerson, whose books are found at Cleveland's T and L Christian Bookstore, shared about an experience where he both solved a problem and added value to someone’s life, all because he believed that God creates miracles in the lives of those who cooperate with him.

One day while speaking at a men’s group, Bruce felt he was supposed to stop his lecture and talk to a stranger in the fourth row. He asked the man if he could help him, and the man, whose name was Owen, assured him he could not.

It was an uncomfortable moment, but Bruce was sure God was leading him to speak to Owen. A few moments later he stopped his lecture again and sat beside him and asked him what was wrong. Owen replied, “I’m quitting the ministry tonight. Right after your session tonight, I’m done.”

The man explained he and his wife began an outreach ministry and had gone broke in the process and were now deep in debt, owing creditors $16,000.

Bruce asked the man if he felt called by God to start the ministry. Owen said yes. He then asked if he felt called to leave the ministry. Owen said simply, “No.”

Suddenly the men around, who had been sitting in uncomfortable silence as the speaker had stopped his message to talk to a stranger, began to speak up. They wanted to help, so they began to pray. Then they began to give Owen money. In minutes they gave him $16,000.

As Bruce shared, on the night Owen was determined to quit, God had placed him there as the speaker and nudged him to stop his talk and direct his attention to a stranger. Then Owen agreed to share his need. Then a room full of men responded to a call. And when it was all over, everyone in the room’s life was changed.

It all happened because one man began a chain reaction of others being obedient to the voice of God.

Wilkerson asks the simple but profound question, What if ordinary people like you and me are invited to partner with God to deliver miracles to others? The answer is, we are, we just have to obey his voice and respond, “Here I am, send me.”

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