God of the nitty gritty!


‘7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.’ Acts 16: 7 to 10. I was challenged on Sunday to think about how sensitive I am to God’s promptings and leadings. In this passage, Paul is so attuned to the Lord that he knows it is God stopping them. When he went to Macedonia he met Lydia and this led to Lydia and all of her household becoming believers. I am often blown away by the stories Richard comes home with about the way the Lord has led the Street Pastors to vulnerable people and it begs the question: ‘How often do I ask God for His guidance and seek His Will?’ It’s often easier to pray for the big things, but what about acknowledging Him in every part of the day so that we become more attune to His leading? Jan shared about what we imagined and whether God was in that? This week let’s try and include God in the nitty gritty as well as the big things, after all He knows every hair on our head and wants to be intimately involved in our lives. Ali