Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mr Bell

This is Day 16 in 31 Days of Serving Others

Don't forget about the Giveaway!

I bet Mr Bell and Steve Jobs would've been good friends! Maybe they are having a conversation now!

Do you ever get that nudge or feeling you need to call somebody? Then you think I am going to call them after I do the laundry or when little one is down for nap or while I am traveling in the car to run errands. You have good intentions but that is all it amounts to,
intentions. Before you know it time flies by and again their name or face appears in your head. That phone call you were supposed to make never happened. Then days maybe months go by and you run into them at the store or some public place. You get to talking and catching up. You find out LIFE has not been so good for them. Maybe somebody past away or a spouse got sick or they lost their job or whatever. You part ways pondering on the conversation that just took place. Do you ever think to yourself "darn it" I should have called them? Sometimes do you ask God "was I supposed to have a role in that? Lord, was it me who could've blessed somebody by a simple phone call?" If you are like me my answer comes back...yes!

Again nothing earth shattering or profound about today's post but I believe the Lord did use me in the situation. It doesn't always have to be big to matter! You just have to be willing to do what HE has laid out for you. That is exactly what I did. He put her name before me and directed me to call her right then and there. She really needed the encouragement. I will not go into details since it is a sensitive subject but the phone call was much needed. Here is the interesting part. If I had chosen to do my typical "well I will do that later scenario" I would've missed her. I think many of us know that when the Holy Spirit calls or leads us to do something we need to do it right then not later. Though I know this doing it is another thing! I believe we must take a step back and realize in the moment when he is prompting us at that time, it is because that is when the other person is most available to receive the blessing. When we choose to step out of the service being about us and when it is best for us, we allow the Holy Spirit to work the other end of the service. HE is then able to complete the blessing.

Is there a service that you need to do in order for the Holy Spirit to complete the blessing? It is not too late! Go do it! Oh by the way, no way is this a guilt lesson. Just remember if you did not follow through from a past nudge God still took care of it. Sometimes I have to remember "why not me" instead of "oh somebody else will take of it."

James 4:13-17 13 Some of you say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money."14 But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.15 So you should say, "If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that."16 But now you are proud and you brag. All of this bragging is wrong.17 Anyone who knows the right thing to do, but does not do it, is sinning.


  1. Shellie,
    You are 100% right on when you say it doesn't have to be big to matter. We just have to be acting and listening.

  2. There was a lady in my Bible Study who had cancer and wound up in the hospital. I called her in the hospital to say that we missed her and were praying for her. I was so thankful that I made that call (even though I hate talking on the phone) because she ended up dying not too long after that. But, I am kicking myself because I saw her at church one time after that phone call and didn't go up and say hi to her or introduce her to my newborn. I figured there would be another chance. But, I was wrong.