Listen and Follow

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 “I don’t think that I’ll go to the retirement home. I’m sort of tired and I think a headache might be coming on. I’ll just stay here.”

“You should go.” I felt as if God was whispering in my ear.

"Well...God, I don't feel the best...maybe I'll skip this time.”


"Well...okay." I was sort of reluctant.

When we arrived in the retirement home, we quickly made our way to the dining room and began to invite the residents to join us for a small church service. After a short message from God’s Word, one lady raised her hand.

“Can I help you with something, ma’am?”

“I want to ask Jesus into my heart.”

“You do?” I was surprised.

“Yes, I do.”

After I went through the plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, I came to one final question:

“Do you want to ask God to forgive you of your sins and become your personal Lord and Savior?”


I knelt down beside her wheelchair, held her hand, and led her in a simple, but sincere prayer. Once we finished, with tears in my eyes, I said, “Do you know whose child you are now?”

“I’m God’s child.”

On the bus ride home, I thought things over. What if I hadn’t listened to the Holy Spirit? What if I had been stubborn and said, “No way, I’m not going!” or if I had used my almost headache as an excuse?

Salvation came to that elderly lady five weeks ago. I’m so grateful that I listened to God when He said “Go!” And I'm even more grateful that it wasn’t me who did the saving – I was merely a tool in the hands of a loving God.

And you know what?

All I did was listen and follow.-


  1. Wow. Oftentimes I make excuses not to listen and follow. Thank you for reminding me to do so!

  2. Very nice! Good job listing to Jesus Christ! I am glad that when you listen to God a lot it gets easyer and easyer to hear Him.

  3. Thanks, I really needed to hear this today!


  4. I'm glad I read this. It was very encouraging and hit me with reality. Thank you.


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