And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
1 Corinthians 12:8
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
As I parked my car at the doctor’s office, the lady parking next to me got out of her car with a look of despondency. While getting out my car and proceeding to walk into the building, I noticed we were walking into the same building. I could tell she was distressed about something. It was then, the Holy Spirit nudged me to speak and ask her how she was doing.
Me: “How are you doing?”
Me: “What number?”
Her: “Two.” (with a loud sigh afterwards)
Me (still be led by the Holy Spirit): I silently whispered a prayer for her spirit to be lifted.
Me (still be led by the Holy Spirit): Remained silently.
Once the elevator stopped, we both entered the same doctor office. However, I stopped to check in, but she walked to the back of the office. I proceeded to check in, complete my paperwork, and take a seat. Then suddenly, I heard my name. As I gathered my things to rise from my seat, I realized that it was the lady from the elevator. While walking to the back of the office, she began to talk about her day.
She share that the office had been dealing with computer network issues all day and it was making her day long. As she talked, I listen. She then turned and said, “Thanks for listening to me as I vent. I really needed it.” I kindly said, “You are welcome.”
I would like to two points here:
- In everything we do, allow the Holy Spirit to guide us.
- Sometimes we just need to listen.
Fill me with the Holy Spirit daily so that I may do the mission you have called me to do.
In Jesus name,
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