Following God’s promptings

October 1st, 2009

One of the foundations of my life is to “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need”. This comes from Matthew 6:33.

To do this I simply pray and ask God what He wants me to do next. I especially do this when I finish something I have been asked to do. Then I wait for God to prompt me to do the next thing. If He doesn’t say something straight away I continue on with life and wait for the prompting.

One example of this is several months ago I prayed and asked God what He wanted me to do. Later on that day I had a desire to record some new audio MP3’s for my website. This desire grew and grew and I shared it with my wife. We concluded this way the answer to my question to God.

Over the next few weeks I started recording short audio sermonettes on different Bible passages. The idea was to read a passage and share a couple of quick thoughts in there to allow people to reflect on them. Once recorded I placed them on my website for free download.

Since this time I have found hundreds of people each month are coming to this page to listen to and download the MP3’s. The top downloaded messages are over 100 downloads per month and most are in the 60-70 range. That is very good for the amount of traffic I get to my website.

Anyway, the key thing I have learnt over the years is to approach God in prayer and ask Him what He wants you to do next. Usually within a few days you will have a strong desire to do something. In my heart I know it is something I need to do and it is something I think about a lot as I go about my daily life. It is not a booming call from heaven, but I know I need to do it pretty soon.

The great thing about following God’s promptings is that you feel like you are partnering with God in His work. The thought that the Creator of the universe prompts you to do something is mind blowing. It makes me feel very satisfied, very humble and proud all at the same time.

I would encourage you to say “What next Lord?” to God today…and then wait for the prompting!

God Bless,